Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hello May!!

May 1st...May Day

The celebration of this day goes back to pagan times and it is still observed in many countries today.

What are you doing this May Day?

Perhaps donning your Spring finery ....

and hosting or attending a small barbeque get-together?

Maybe you will pick a young gal to be May Queen (just for the day though!)

What is May Day without a maypole? (and what better way to work off the calories from that 'barbeque'?)

Here is a cute little vid of a group of Grade one children in Ireland in 1929 celebrating May Day with their Maypole dance....

and lastly, one of my all-time favorite songs to welcome in May...

Wishing everyone has a great May 1st and if you want to learn more about the history behind this day, just punch "May Day" into Google.


Anonymous said...

Happy May Day Sue~
I remember as a child going around the May pole....

I love that video!!!


My word verification is potrib... maybe I'll make that tonight! LOL

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Sue! Magical post! Love the vintage photos you shared, especially the BBQ with fancy hats and dresses. I think that would be too much for todays BBQ though. lol. Happy May Day! Creative Blessings to you! :)

Abi said...

Happy May Day Sue! great images... I used to love dancing around the May Pole when I was a kid :O)

Dianie said...

Happy May Day Sue :)

I love the pic's! My fave is the children playing on the May pole, brings back good memories :)

I spent the day making wedding cakes for May Day brides.


Vicki/Jake said...

Been away from here, but wanted to let you know I love greensleeves! And all the fun pictures you find. And that the grade school in Fountain Green still does the May Pole thing every year (o: