May Day is an ancient ritual dating back centuries related to Celtic and German cultures. Today, it is a holiday in some locations of the world with festivals, singing and dancing.
May Day ceremonies in the United States vary greatly from region to region. In my hometown of Baldwinsville, New York, the Chamber of Commerce places May Baskets along the roads around the Four Corners filled with Spring flowers with other baskets being hung from street light poles.
After a long winter, the colors and smells of the trees, lawns and flower beds coming back to life in May are a very welcome sight indeed.
Do you have any May Day activities where you live?