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Mayday, mayday. . . May Day!


Mayday, mayday. . . May Day!

I vaguely remember making May Baskets for May Day when I was a kid.

The memory comes and goes. It re-surfaces when May 1st rolls around each year and quickly fades. Like a dream.

Search for May Day on the internet and you'll find a variety of results.

Did you mean Mayday definition? Do you mean the International Workers' Holiday?

No, I actually meant May Day - May 1st - the day people make May Baskets.

May Day has a long history in Europe. Rooted in astronomy, May day was the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Early traditions were agriculturally based. While the holiday itself made its way to America, the traditions for "bringing in May" transitioned to dancing around maypole's and gathering wildflowers. Eventually, May Day came to be celebrated with baskets of flowers, candies and other treats being hung on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones.

Sing a song of May-time.

Sing a song of Spring

.Flowers are in their beauty.

Birds are on the wing.


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Sources

http://www.enidporterproject.org.uk/content/cambridgeshire-traditions/annual-events/may-1st/may-1st

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

https://www.almanac.com/content/what-may-day

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