Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Day!

It's May 1, which means it's May Day!
I love festivities and traditions.
May Day with it's flower baskets and Maypoles is based in pagan ideas--I think it's all fascinating and fun.
May Day around the world
Some history of the day: here,
and history of Maypoles: here
interesting history and origin
an amazing collection of Maypole postcards (real photos)

Vintage Japanese matchbox cover:

Peanuts Garden Flag I saw on ebay

May Day craft ideas



Blogger The Tattered Rose said...

Hi! Well of course you love May Day because i do, too. My Mom loved it first - we used to make flower garlands for our hair and dance in the field. Hope you had a lovely May 1. Cheers, Trish

10:01 AM  
Blogger Very Mary said...

Did you know I was born in Germany? We always celebrated May Day!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Gina E. said...

That is something we don't do in Australia. Pity, because as a kid I used to read about May Day celebrations in English and American story books and wonder why we didn't do it here. Probably because Down Under it is the last month of Autumn, and already too cold to be outside dancing around a maypole!

6:39 AM  
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