May Day Mood Board (Wednesday, 5.1.13)

May 1, 2013

Happy May Day!

May Day Mood Board from StayInspired365.com

Happy May everyone! Did you know that this first day of May has had a long and notable history as one of the world’s principle holidays?  Although, not highly recognized in the United States or Canada, May 1 has been a day of celebration that dates back thousands of years to pre-Christian times. With its Celtic roots, it is linked to the pagan celebration called Beltane which means “day of fire” and was intended to mark the coming of summer and fertility. As the holiday evolved, common rituals of the festival included the cutting down of trees to make the maypole, creating garlands for the children, folk dancing and the crowning of the May Queen. Today, it is a major bank holiday in many countries and is commonly observed as “Labor Day” or “International Workers Day”.  So, whether or not you have the day off, we can all celebrate what makes May so special – flowers blooming, warmer weather, the last days of school and don’t forget, Mother’s Day!

In the mood board: Flowers & Sunshine – Taylor Swift Postcard from American Greetings

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: