Before I share my vase with you for Cathy’s Monday meme (Rambling in the Garden), a few thoughts on May Day…
- I have no idea where I heard it, but apparently you should clean your front door step on May 1st to stop the ants coming in… I did mine a couple of days early. 😉
- Do children still dance around May poles in the UK? And do they still have May Queens? Or is that all no longer politically correct?
- In Germany, May Day should either be spent hiking or taking part in a Labour Day demonstration… (Personally, I might just go for a gentle stroll later.)
- Another tradition in Germany is to put up the new ‘Maibaum’ (May tree/pole) in the village or local community. This is usually guarded well the night before as some villages ‘steal’ each other’s May poles and demand a ransom for them. A nice example a few years ago was that the staff of an old people’s home nearby stole a May pole, transporting it through the town in the middle of the night on mobility aids(!), and demanded a crate of beer as ransom, which they got!
So , now back to my vase…
(Click on any picture for the slideshow)
Do you have any May Day traditions? 🙂
Happy May Day, whatever you are up to!