When is May Day celebrated?
From medieval Europe to the modern Europe of today, May Day celebrations take place on May 1 each year to celebrate the return of spring. May Day probably began as ancient agricultural rituals. The Greeks and the Romans held celebrations to mark the return of spring, festivities that included gathering wildflowers, green branches, weaving floral garlands and setting up a Maypole, or decorated May tree. When the Puritans came to New England, they forbade the observance of May Day because they considered it a pagan celebration. For this reason, the celebration has never been a major event in the U.S. Source: Britannica.com
Maypole dancing at Bishopstone Church, Sussex, in England, UK. May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on May 1. It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
TBT: Labor Day, 2013; when we shared our first child was going to be a girl! Man, we look so rested!