Do you “bring in the May”? We do at our house.
Source: Chambers’ Book of Days
“May Day is one of the corner days which fall between the solar festivals of the year (the equinoxes and solstices). The ancient Celts called this holiday Beltane and began celebrating at sunset on April 30th. It marked the beginning of summer, time to move with the flocks up to the summer pastures.” (School of the Seasons)
Each year, I drive across town at daybreak on May 1 to leave flowers on my sister Connie’s front door and then drive away.
I made this little May Pole centerpiece a couple of years ago for our table and bring it out each year now as part of our celebration. It is assembled from a wood dowel and base bought at Michael’s, painting it, and then decorated with ribbons and a small floral wreath.
Source: Winding the Maypole
We have a real May Pole we made for our backyard a few years back. Tucson is experiencing some strong winds right now, so I’m not sure we’ll set it up today for the neighborhood children as it may not be safe. Here’s a video of an actual May Pole celebration.
Have a very happy and joyous May Day!