Today was May Day. The day is not an official holiday in the US, but it is celebrated by many as a spring festival.
I also remember having a maypole at school several times.
In Europe May Day is widely celebrated and is a public holiday. The way that it is celebrated varies widely by country. The celebrations are often based on local traditions, many of which have pagan origins.
However, they have one thing in common in that they celebrate the transition of the seasons.
However, do not get May Day mixed up with mayday the international call of distress. The word mayday comes from the French phrase for ‘come and help me’. With the advent of radio, mayday mayday mayday replaced the morse code call SOS. The call is repeated three times to make sure that it is not lost in other radio noise.
I hope that you had time today to enjoy the May Flowers that were brought by April Showers.