Happy May! The calendar for this month is a Maypole, a symbol of the beginning of Summer. Maypole dancing is a form of folk dance originating in England, Sweden, and Germany and performed on May 1. It’s believed it was originally performed as part of a pagan fertility ritual, but has now evolved to a celebration of the return of Summer. Maypole dancing is still practiced in Europe as well as parts of the US as part of May Day. The May Calendar is a tribute to the beginning of Summer!
Usually at this time of year, everyone is ready for Summer. May Day is held on May 1 and anticipates the coming Summer months. Depending on where you live, there are different kinds of activities from food and dancing to crowing a May queen. Another tradition is to give May Day baskets (I posted about that last year). Even if you don’t celebrate May Day or Maypole dancing, I think we can all agree that May means Summer is almost here!
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Have a great day!