Sunday, May 1, 2016
Happy May Day 2016
This Northern Hemisphere festival is a traditional spring holiday. May Day is an ancient observation related to Floralia which was a festival for Flora the Roman goddess of flowers, 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). It is a day to celebrate spring and the fastly approaching summer. Flowers, sunshine, and sweet treats for all!