Happy May Day Everyone!I just thought
a brief history would be fun for it was the first day of summer.The day was a traditional summer
holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1
was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of Summer. The earliest May Day celebrations
appeared in pre-Christian times. May Day may be best known for its
tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of the
May. May Day is related to the
Celtic and the Germanic festivals. May Day falls exactly half a year
from November 1.As Europe
became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious
character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May
Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. In the
twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions
and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.If you want to read more please
go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day.
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