Sunday, May 01, 2011

May Day

This week I'm going to address the customs of May Day
secular, religious and political, where they come from
and later this month, I'll look at how Mayday became a
distress signal and some of the other distress signals
used. (Of course, more history - so I'm grinning.)

Since I'm into history, let me relay a bit of the
early history of May Day.

This holiday goes way back to the time of the early residents
of England, the Druids. The first of May was the first half
of the year, or the feast of Beltane. It was a sign of the
beginning of the growing season, crops were coming up, flowers
were blooming, so a new fire was started in the middle of the
village and the cattle was forced to run threw the flames.
Couple would dash through the smoke to insure prosperity.

This was the second most important holiday in their calendar

More tomorrow.

Heart-warming Romance with a Sensual Touch

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