Do you remember when............ The first of May rolls around, and tradition would (as a kid) get you to make up little May Baskets for your friends. Deliver them to their doorstep, ring the doorbell, and then run like the ba-jesus so they couldn't catch you? Cause if they caught you they had to give you a Kiss !
Of course for me, picking the boys was easy, you only really pick the ones you like if you know what I mean.
Or at least that is what we did where I grew up.
Did any of you have any similar May Day celebrations?
Independance of the Seas
Monarch of the Seas, October, 2007
Serenade of the Seas June, 2006
When I was in high school the first of May was traditionally a day to cut school sort of with mom's blessing. This came about because my oldest brother had horrible hayfever and every May 1 his high school had a big picnic that would be miserable for him so mom didn't make him go....even though the rest of us went to different high school we kept up the no school on May 1 tradition.
The actual Russian "Victory Day" parades are on May 9th. It turned into the old Soviet Union's show of force on their "May Day".
In my youth we did the May Baskets and dropped them on doorsteps and ran off. We also did the May Pole. I usually ended up becoming tangled and became something resembling a May sacrifice tied to the May Pole.
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