Celebrate the Day
May Day is celebrated on the 1st of May and is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. Also, as a pre-Christian holiday, May 1st used to be considered the first day of summer and the summer solstice (June 21st) was midsummer. Today the traditions of May Day have become more secular with the dancing around the maypole and crowning the Queen of May.
In Great Britain it is most associated with towns and villages celebrating springtime fertility and community gatherings. Parts of the United States will celebrate May Day with May Baskets filled with flowers or treats to be left on someone’s doorstep. The goal is for the giver to ring the bell and run away or the receiver will try to catch the giver. If caught a kiss is exchanged.
Happy May Day!