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01 May

Happy May Day


My family has always celebrated May Day in one form or another.  We used to go and leave baskets of candy on our friends porches when I was little.  You ring their doorbell and then run.  If they catch you they get to kiss you.  Now that I am older with my own little family, I usually just call my mother and sister to wish them a happy May Day.  I hope to have my daughter celebrate May Day when she is old enough though.  Happy May Day to you all!

Update!  mental_floss did a great article today about the meanings of May Day to different groups.  Definitely worth reading!

What is May Day:

From wikipedia…  [In America…]May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These baskets are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The basket giver would ring the bell and run away. The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.

Image credit:  Ennor (unwell-resting)

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