Craft: May Day Paper Cone and Traditions
Craft: Make A May Day Basket:
The tradition is for children to place a simple bouquet of flowers on the door of a friend or neighbor. What I enjoy is it gives children a chance to surprise adults and do something kind without costing a penny.
The "basket" can be as simple as a used tin can or glass jar with wire or twine for hanging.
The kids can go outside and fill the jar with lovely spring flowers. If you aren't in an area with fresh flowers about, make some tissue flowers for everyone to enjoy!
There are many traditions surrounding the first of May. Beltane was the name given to this time, on the Celtic calendar.
May Day is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere each spring. It’s an astronomical celebration to commemorate one of the yearly four cross-quarter days.
A cross-quarter day falls midway between an equinox and solstice. May Day falls between the March equinox and June solstice. Lammas (August 1), Halloween (October 31) and Groundhog Day (February 2) are the other cross-quarter days.