By Debra H. Goldstein
Today, May 1, is often referred to as May Day. Traditionally, it is associated with celebrating flowers and spring, although at one point, it was put on calendars as being the first day of summer. Rituals associated with May Day flowers include leaving friends and strangers cone-shaped baskets of flowers attached to their doors, but running away before the doorbell is answered. There are other observances attached to May Day from crowning a May Queen and dancing around a maypole (English), having a street carnival (Finland), gifting people with dogwoods or lilies of the valley (France), to having a seasonal feast in honor of spring (Italy).
This May Day, I’m keeping it simple. I’m pretending I rang your doorbell and left you this bouquet of flowers to celebrate spring. Enjoy it!
4 thoughts on “May Day is Today!!!!!”
Lovely flowers. Thank you so much!
Thank you for the May Day Flowers,
Debra. Happy May Day to you also.
Thank you…… hope all is going well