May Day marks the end of the winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations.
In some parts of the United States May baskets are made. These are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep.
In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary’s month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The basket giver would ring the bell and run away.
The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.
*No kisses were exchanged on May Day. But Tess did end up with a scraped knee and the stuffing scared out of her at the Hofer’s. Goooood times.
Great pictures! They made me laugh until I cried.
Wow, talk about action shots! Annie, you deserve a Pulitzer for photo journalism. Tess’s fall – ouch! Glad she’s such a tough little girl. Hmm, those blue cup May baskets look awfully familiar. Thanks, if that was from you guys. Maybe next year we’ll be on time and in the game.
I love these pictures!! Thanks for letting us share the excitement.