May Day!

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Happy May Day Everyone! I just thought a brief history would be fun for it was the first day of summer. The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of Summer.  The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times. May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of the May.  May Day is related to the Celtic and the Germanic festivals. May Day falls exactly half a year from November 1. As Europe became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. In the twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.   If you want to read more please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day.  The information above was brought to you from there.  
ArtemisDeals posted May 01, 2012
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nthsll
Here I thought an airplane was in trouble... :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayday
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted May 01, 2012
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ArtemisDeals
LoL sorry I should of put Happy May Day at the top :)
ArtemisDeals (rep: 7.16k) posted May 01, 2012
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VirginiaPeanuts
lol, at first I had the same thoughts as nthsll!! An ex boyfriend of mine was born on May Day. I never knew much about it until I met him. He was from Bosnia, I guess they celebrated it there.
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.3k) posted May 01, 2012
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rockinnrolla
Very interesting! Thanks for posting! :)
rockinnrolla (rep: 159k) posted May 01, 2012
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