May Day: An Ancient Celebration

The 1st May is an ancient Northern Hemisphere festival, now known as ‘May Day’, which traditionally marked the return of spring. It is believed that the celebrations originated in agricultural rituals intended to ensure fertility for crops, held by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Later developments included the Celtic festival of Beltane and the … Continue reading May Day: An Ancient Celebration

May Day Blessings, A Forgotten Tradition

May 1 is one of four cross-quarter days, midway between an equinox and a solstice. It stems from the ancient festival of Beltane, which relates to the waxing power of the sun at this time of year. Wrapping a Maypole is its most recognized tradition. Maybe there really was a time when America was more … Continue reading May Day Blessings, A Forgotten Tradition

Happy May Day

Happy May Day! Maybe you've already had a little basket of flowers left on your door handle on this first day of May. We enjoyed making and delivering May baskets. For those who don't know about the tradition, May baskets are delivered on May 1. They are traditionally filled with flowers and treats and left … Continue reading Happy May Day