So, today is May Day! And all around the Northern Hemisphere, people are celebrating--some formally with festivals and carnivals to ring in spring--and others with organized activities for political reasons. For me, May Day = May Day Baskets. As a kid I used to make them out of paper and fill them with flowers that I picked (no doubt right off the ground form our neighbor's yard) and leave them (secretly) on doorsteps. Nowadays, I'm not sure what kids do--leaving things on anyone's doorway and running seems to me a sure way to get a BB gun pellet in your back. Ouch! I guess if I could choose my May Day celebration now, it would be in Hawaii where they celebrate Lei Day. Yes, thank you for the lei and mai tai!
May Day is just one reason to celebrate. There are plenty of others--just a few to get you started on your May planning:
- May 5: Cinco de Mayo
- May 7: National Teacher Day
- May 12: Mother's Day
- May 18: Armed Forces Day
- May 27: Memorial Day
- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
- National Mediterranean Diet Month (who knew?!)
- National Bike Month: Or join thousands of others in the nationals Ride Your Bike to Work Week/Day (May 13-17/May 17)!
There's still time to catch Yoga on the National Mall!