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They gathered spring flowers. They made crowns of daisies. Why not make a crown of daisies and celebrate May Day? You can celebrate it just as in the past! Read on and find out what would happen on May Day.
When the sun rose, the May day fun continued. Villagers met in the woods to choose the tree that would become the Maypole. The chosen tree was the tallest, slimmest tree that could be found in the forest. It was carried into the village. All the villagers paraded along with it.
The villagers chose a
May Queen. The new Queen
was crowned with fresh
spring flowers. The villagers cheered and flung flower petals into
the air. The crowd danced into the village square. The Maypole
was painted and decorated with ribbons, flowers, and bright
people pushed and pulled until the maypole stood straight. Now it
was time to dance around the Maypole.
Around the Maypole
May Day Around the
Some countries still celebrate May Day. In France, May Day is a flower festival. Delicate white flowers called lilies of the valley are believed to bring good luck. In Denmark, sweethearts give each other bouquets of lilies of the valley. Holland celebrates May 1 with a tulip festival. On May 1 in Greece, the schools are closed. The students trek into the woods to gather flowers. In some other countries, May is a day of parades.
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