Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

Today is May 1st. Otherwise known as May Day.


May Day marks the end of the long winter in the Northern Hemisphere and has been a day of celebration dating back to ancient times. There are numerous traditions and rituals associated with May Day - from the making of Flower Boats to Dancing around the May Pole to the making of May Baskets.
I can remember making May Baskets with my Mother when I was little. We would pick flowers from her many flower beds and place them in small baskets. Quite often my Mother would bake cookies to include along with the posies. She would help me carry them over to our various neighbors' houses where we would leave a basket on the doorstep. I would then knock on the door and we would both run and hide. It was so much fun!

So to celebrate this glorious Spring Day, I am sending a May Basket your way filled with some pictures of the flowers that are in bloom in my yard. Cookies will be served at 3 along with tea! Enjoy!




2 comments:

Dot said...

Thanks for playing Make Something Cool Everyday in April! I had a great time and met some cool new friends, hope you did too! Please come read this. I'm planning to do a wrap up.

Thanks!
Dot

fairychildheirlooms said...

beautiful flowers jeanne! happy may day!
:) Missy