Call me early Mother dear, for I shall be Queen of the May.
May day celebrations go back centuries, before Christianity. A Pagan ceremony all over Europe, with different names. The Maypole was a fertility symbol around which everybody danced.
There are lots of stories and traditions that go with May day. If you run barefoot in the morning dew
on May Day you will surely soon meet your true love!
My Mother told me they all wore white dresses and crowned a May Queen. That was 90 years ago!
Now many schools are celebrating again with a Maypole dance, including our church school here in the village. Just to celebrate the coming of the Summer season and to bring happiness and joy into our lives. It's beautiful to watch the children dancing in and out, weaving the coloured ribbons as they go.
So whether you are Christian or Pagan, I wish you all a happy May Day.
May you have peace and joy in your lives.
love and Hugs