Friday, May 1, 2009

1st of May - Just love it!

Happy May Day!  Break out the Maypoles for the kids, and have some fun!! Does anyone do this anymore?  It is a centuries old tradition in celebration of the start of May, when the harsh winter was ending and crops were beginning to grow (in the northern hemisphere of course)!

I love May, I love our cooler weather (in Australia), the autumn leaves falling, spoiling our mothers on Mother's Day, my birthday is in May ........ 

There are some funny old superstitions about the month of May!  Here is a good one :

Apparently, first thing in the morning on May 1st, young girls used to rush out in the garden to wash their faces in the May dew. Why? There is an old tale that says the May dew has magic properties and that anyone who has washed their face in it will have a beautiful complexion all through the year.  This dew was supposed to be able to remove freckles and also spots and pimples!  (The first 'miracle cream', I wish I was up early this morning!!)

Anyway, have a wonderful May!  And to all those mothers, a wonderful Mother's Day on the 10th.

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