As a child growing up in Florida, I remember celebrating May Day by leaving flowers on neighbors' doorsteps, ringing the doorbell, and running away. Do children still do that?
I attended Cathedral School in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, and there was always a May Day Festival. How exciting it was in 6th grade when the girls got to dress up and dance around the May Pole!! I can vividly remember our beautiful dresses and the beautiful ribbons on the May Pole.
When my brother was in kindergarten, he got to be the page....he wore an elaborate costume complete with a cape and hat. His job was to shout, "Here comes the queen!"
When looking for May Day photos for my blog, I learned that May Day celebrations first appeared several centuries ago with festivals celebrating Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers.
Happy May Day!! Perhaps you'll enjoy this complimentary flower chart (click here) I designed a few years ago. You can see a colored photo of the stitched design on my website.
We have more reasons to celebrate here because if all goes as planned Tom (after 10 days) will be coming home late tonight (well, technically very early tomorrow morning). Here's hoping that he makes his tight plane connections in Atlanta and that the weather cooperates so that he doesn't get "stuck" in Atlanta for the night.