Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day 2013!

This Northern Hemisphere festival is a traditional spring holiday. May Day is an ancient observation related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. Rites and celebrations include the raising of and dancing around a Maypole, the crowning of a May Queen, gifts of May baskets (little baskets of candy and spring flowers), festive picnics, and bonfires (in certain counties in Ireland).


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