Observed on May 1st, May Day is a celebration observed in honor of springtime and fertility (more so in Europe), which typically includes activities like dancing the maypole dance, festivals and feasts, and crowning of the May Day Queen.
Although this holiday is not as widely practiced in the USA, it is still a wonderful time of year when most Americans are planting gardens, Spring cleaning, preparing for Summer and playing all sorts of outdoor sports.
Traditionally on May Day, festivities, processionals, town and neighborhood feasts and bonfires abound. Another fun aspect of May Day includes celebrating new life and new birth, babies, baby animals, and budding plants and flowers.
Whether you plan to participate in a community festival for May Day, or stay at home for a quieter celebration of your own...Enjoy May 1st and try some of our free crafts and ideas to create your own May fun!
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