Monday, May 3, 2010

May Day/Beltane celebration

On Beltane (May Day), we celebrate the fertility of the Earth Mother. Flowers have bloomed, all of the trees have their green leaves, and the first harvest is coming in (broccoli, spinach, radishes, beets, potatoes, and salad greens). We give thanks by celebrating with friends. Ofcourse, the most important part of the celebration is the dancing of the May pole.

In our family, eating berry pancakes is a tradition. This year, we shared that tradition at our May Day potluck. We made a stack of blueberry pancakes (with blueberries that we picked & froze last summer) and a bowl of maple whipped cream. Yum!

We had a lovely flag procession through the woods to the May pole. We sang our May song as we walked through the woods jingling and waving flags!

The May pole dance was beautiful!

1 comment:

Sadie from said...

What songs do you sing around the May pole?