IT’S A NATIONAL HOLIDAY!

MAY DAY

maypole_dancing
Dancing around the Maypole in Great Britain

May Day is an ancient spring festival with celebrations first appearing in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis
Night
celebrations of the Germanic countries.  May 1 is also recognized in the U.S.
as Law Day.

 

May-Day-1907
May Day festivities at National Park Seminary in Maryland, 1907.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,CURRENT EVENTS,DEBUT,HISTORY,HOLIDAY and have Comment (1)

One Response to “IT’S A NATIONAL HOLIDAY!”

  1. Barby says:

    I enjoy all the HISTORY you bring out DAILY on the PDX RETRO!! Thanks a ton, Bob!!!

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