May Day


I wrote this blog post on 1st May 2011 and thought it would be good to reblog it today. Happy May Day everyone! England – that glorious melting pot of history and culture – celebrates May Day today, 1st May. Related to the pagan festival of Beltaine, May Day is a celebration to mark the …

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May Day Day Out


May Day Day Out It is the May Day Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK, traditionally a day for "odd", "traditional", "quintessentially English", "madcap" activities. In the past we have been camping over this weekend and our favourite place is Clun, a little village on the Welsh border where each year they hold a …

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May Day


England – that glorious melting pot of history and culture – celebrates May Day today, 1st May. Related to the pagan festival of Beltaine, May Day is a celebration to mark the banishment of the cold, dark winter and to welcome in the summer. Fertility was important, and the Beltaine celebrations were centred around blessing …

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