Sunday, May 1, 2011
Happy May Day!!
May Day is celebrated to commemorate the fight for the eight hour work day. Today is an international celebration of the social and economic achievements in the labor movement. So, how do we celebrate? In the United States we recognize this day as a sign of spring so May Day baskets are made. These baskets are filled with small and unusual flowers or treats and left on someones door step. The giver rings the door bell and runs. The person receiving would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person a kiss would be exchanged. Kind of a cool old tradition, but unfortunately I don't hear of May Day baskets being exchanged anymore. Hope you had a great Sunday! The sun is finally shining here, YEAH!