May Day, May Day!

May Day, May Day!

Ellie Talich, Reporter

April showers bring May flowers! As April wraps up, May 1st is just around the corner, meaning May Day will be underway. May Day first originated in Ireland and they celebrated it by lighting bonfires and granting luck to livestock. This day is celebrated differently all over. When Mrs. Jackson was asked what she does on this day she states that “Sometimes we do something special on May Day; it usually involves a trip to a nursery to look at plants, but occasionally I will prepare a May Basket for someone who needs a little lift.In the US May Day is most commonly known for making flower baskets and sharing them with loved ones or neighbors. Mrs. Jackson usually includes some sort of flowers and hard candy so it doesn’t melt on doorsteps. Many people are not familiar with this day but some are. Mrs. Jackson says that she knew about May Day from the time she was quite young.  Her dad loved celebrating it! Hopefully, you look forward to this upcoming May celebration and consider celebrating it.