Happy May Day, everyone! This month, we are celebrating May Day, one of the most enchanting times of the year. The flowers are blooming; the birds are singing and everything is so fresh and new. What a perfect time to enjoy nature and all its beauty!
May Day in the seasons
By May Day the seeds are planted, the sun has gathered strength to warm the soil and our hearts, and the flowers burst into bloom as Spring prepares for Summer. It is time to celebrate, from greeting the dawn to dancing around a maypole with flowers in our hair. If you have a chance to see Morris dancers or the weaving dance that wraps a maypole in its ribbons, watch closely for the cyclical patterns they create; mirroring in their dance the year’s turn, and the eternal promise of creation.
Celebrating May Day into your home
A lovely tradition is to share May Day outside of your home, perhaps by watching Morris dancers or a maypole dance, or by leaving May Baskets; tiny baskets of flowers or treats, left anonymously for friends and neighbors. For the littlest ones, a green hand print, topped with finger painted flowers can be a wonderful way to create a very individual bunch of flowers.
Mark May Day with our Wheel of the Year
This beautiful Wheel of the Year displays all the months and the beauty of the seasons as the year passes. The illustration includes many traditional festivals, animals, wild plants and flowers. This wheel is part of the perpetual calendar which can be created by purchasing the inner “days” wheel and the outer “dates” wheel. Alternatively, it can be used as a table centre or special day celebration like May Day.
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