I did a quick search on May Day, to see what interesting things I could find.
May Day goes back to the Druids, they celebrated with fire. The Romans worshipped Flora, the goddess of flowers. The Middle Ages brought us the May Pole - May Tree. France, the May Tree became "Tree of Liberty". English & Italians cut down trees, removed lower branches, carried them back to town and decorated the trees with violets & ribbons.
There is even a Maypole Song - Song by Mediaeval Baebes - Summerisle www.youtube.com/watch?V=7pwXFVCsurU You may have to type in Mediaeval Baebes - Maypole song.
But, the long of this is I am taking May Day as a celebration of Trees, ancient trees, thought of as representing the gods, a symbol of great vitality and fertility of nature. In honor of trees - May Day!
|Quiver Tree from South Africa|
|Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg, MD|