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May Day Wildflowers

May Day (or Beltane) celebrations have traditionally included dancing around maypoles, weaving flower crowns, and other festivities to celebrate (and hope for) fecundity as the growing season approaches. It has also become an important holiday honoring our labor and working … Continue reading

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May Day

Happy International Workers’ Day, May Day, Beltane! However we honor this first day of May, whether attending virtual or car caravan protests and demonstrations, planting or relaxing in the garden or walking out in the fresh air – worker and … Continue reading

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May Day Blues

On May Day, or Beltane, we celebrate spring as well as honor the hard work of people around the globe on International Workers’ Day. International traditions variously involve marches, and rituals like dancing around a May Pole, bonfires, and crowning a … Continue reading

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May Day

May Day (or Beltane) celebrations traditionally involve bonfires, and dancing around a Maypole to commemorate the coming of summer and the fertility of the growing season ahead. Observances such as our local march pictured here, also honor labor for International Workers’ Day, … Continue reading

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May in Roseland

Happy May Day! Whatever your traditions – whether Celtic Beltane maypoles, encircled with ribbons by dancers; jumping over a bonfire, or crowning a May Queen – now the seeds have been planted, and these rituals ensure a bountiful harvest, and protection of crops and farm animals. … Continue reading

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