The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. It is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom. It is said to be a time of love and romance. It is when people celebrate the coming of summer with lots of different customs that are expressions of joy and hope after a long winter. May 1 - Beltane the ancient Celtic festival of fire, which symbolizes fertility and early summer.
Traditional English May Day celebrations include Moms dancing, crowning a May Oueen and dancing around a Maypole. Traditional English May Day celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Oueen and dancing around a Maypole.
Spring Bank Holiday is the most popular holiday, it is a celebration of the coming of spring. Different outdoor events are held. It takes place on the last Monday in May.
At the may day dancing under the Maypole, representing a pole mounted in the center of the village with the disc at the top, from which diverge colorful ribbons. It is also common to May choose the King and Queen of May. In the cities there are street processions and festivities like carnival. The youth goes to the nature and picnics.
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