May Day

Today is May Day.

You’ve probably heard of May Day. European holiday celebrating the return of spring. Historically involved ancient agricultural rituals. Meant gathering wildflowers, green branches, weaving floral garlands, and crowing a May king and queen. Setting up a decorated May tree, also known as a Maypole, around which people danced. May have been intended to ensure fertility for the crops.

And it strikes me as possibly being druidic in origin. Ya know.


And that’s not what Sri Lanka’s May Day is about.

Fahim tells me it’s a worker’s day. You know, like Labour Day, first week in September in Canada. And they call it May Day because it occurs on the first day of May.

Simple. To the point.

Okay, Bob.

Author: LMAshton
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