May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night.  – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Beltane Celebration - One of the four major Sabbats in the Celtic tradition, Beltane celebrates life. For the Celts, it was a festival that insured fertility and growth.

A spray of floral blooms grace buttercream-hued rain boots that take you from puddle jumping to the garden.

May Day Wellies - A spray of watercolour blooms grace buttercream-hued boots that transcend the garden - Floral Wellies, Rubber Rain Boots, Feminine Rain Boots

"May Day Pockets" ~ May Day marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and summer solstice.  The celebration of this beautiful season weaves through many cultures and is celebrated in many ways.  Today the tradition of "bringing in the May" is celebrated by the gift of giving sweet blossoms gathered and leaving your anonymous gift dangling from a doorknob.

"May Day Pockets" ~ The tradition of "bringing in the May" is celebrated by the gift of giving sweet blossoms gathered and leaving your anonymous gift dangling from a doorknob. I love the burlap bag and lace.

Make Your Own May Day Basket   Printable Tags

Make Your Own May Day Basket

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“I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

May Day crafts & flower crafts

Crafts to Make for a Fabulous May Day

May Day basket.Create these fun flower cone crafts from Family Crafts with your kids to hang on neighbors’ doors this May Day. day-craft-kid-tradition-maypole-may pole-may

Tippaleipä (Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes) - Light and lemony deep-fried batter | SAVEUR

Tippaleipä (Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes)

Tippaleipä (Finnish May Day Funnel Cakes).Light and lemony batter is deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar for a sweet May Day treat. In Finland it's enjoyed alongside Sima, a fermented lemon soda.

Growing up I have many happy memories of May Day celebrations in school.~Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday

Growing up I have many happy memories of May Day celebrations in school.

Vintage May Day Celebration - I remember dancing like this around the May Pole at school in the mid-sixties!

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