Well we know it won’t last much longer…haha…but let’s think spring and remember May Baskets!
Do you remember making cone shaped May Baskets out of bright colored construction paper, using your favorite colors from your crayon box, decorated with your art work? You attached a pretty ribbon, went out and picked wild violets or baked some sweet treats, put them in the baskets and off you went to the neighbors to sneak it on their door knob before anyone saw you. You rang the door bell and ran as fast as you could so they wouldn’t catch you. If they did catch you… they kissed you! It was fun trying to get away and keep a secret whose door you went to.
Tomorrow is May1st…bring back a tradition or with this May SNOW, invite your neighbors for a fun breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sturdiwheat products are so easy and delicious, your neighbors and family will love it!
May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver. If they catch the person, a kiss is exchanged.
Modern May Day ceremonies in the U.S. vary greatly from region to region and many unite both the holidays “Green Root” (pagan) and “Red Root” (labor) traditions.