A May Day Celebration


What a beautiful May Day we had! As a child, I have lovely memories of living in Hawaii and having a May Day parade and getting dressed up in long skirts and singing May Day is Lei Day songs. I really wanted Ellie to have some of those memories as well, so I decided it would be fun to celebrate in our own way.
We began the day with making May Day flower baskets and delivering them to our unsuspecting neighbors. Ellie loved being the flower sprite, going from house to house hanging flower baskets. We took our show on the road and headed out to have a little impromtu May Day fest with friends. After reading some May Day books and singing some May Day songs, the kiddos danced around the “May Eucalyptus tree”. Hoping next year we will have an actual pole. But the tree seemed to work just fine. The girls delivered their baskets to friends and then spent the afternoon enjoying each others company and riding bikes. A lovely end to this beautiful first day of May!


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