The custom of hanging May Day baskets on your neighbours door - super cute and perhaps builds up brownie points for when they kick a ball into the neighbours garden or shout and scream at night

The custom of hanging May Day baskets on your neighbours door - super cute and perhaps builds up brownie points for when they kick a ball into the neighbours garden or shout and scream at night

May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night.  – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Feast of Beltane  Long ago, Celts celebrated Beltane, which was a calendar feast that welcomed summer. Bonfires figured largely into this celebration, and some activities included dancing around the fire, burning effigies of witches(?), and herding cattle in between bonfires. Fire was seen as a purifying source. In recent years, neopagans have begun to celebrate Beltane once more.

Feast of Beltane Long ago, Celts celebrated Beltane, which was a calendar feast that welcomed summer. Bonfires figured largely into this celebration, and some activities included dancing around the fire, burning effigies of witches(?), and herding cattle in between bonfires. Fire was seen as a purifying source. In recent years, neopagans have begun to celebrate Beltane once more.

May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. It's a day of pol...

May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. It's a day of pol...

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/holiday/belt2.html This link is to custom and traditions of May Day- Beltane

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/holiday/belt2.html This link is to custom and traditions of May Day- Beltane

May pole - May Day is a ancient Spring festival replacing the pagan celebrations of Beltane (Celtic) and Walpurgis Night (Germanic).

May pole - May Day is a ancient Spring festival replacing the pagan celebrations of Beltane (Celtic) and Walpurgis Night (Germanic).

Celebrating May Day (History) http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/mayday.html

Celebrating May Day (History) http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/mayday.html

Beltaine was celebrated when the Hawthorne Tree would start to blossom; it symbolizes Sexuality and Fertility. The Blossoms are the quintessential decorations of the Maypole.

Beltaine was celebrated when the Hawthorne Tree would start to blossom; it symbolizes Sexuality and Fertility. The Blossoms are the quintessential decorations of the Maypole.

Pinterest
Search