Do these people who are marching about today (don't they have jobs - you know, like work?) know that they're celebrating communism and socialism?
May Day Before the Commies Hijacked the Day
Back in the 19th and 20th centuries, people rang in the first of May with a particularly charming and elegant tradition. They would take all the that they had gathered at the end of April's showers, arrange them in pretty paper along with some gifts and candies, and then hang them on the doors of friends and neighbors as a way of welcoming them into warmer weather.
When I was a very young girl, probably about 1st or 2nd grade, we baked cookies in the home ec kitchen, put them in a little basket we made from cupcake liners and pipe cleaners, danced around a maypole, and gave the baskets to our mothers.
The Maypole origin is rather pagan, but after the rise of Christianity, it became a lovely little start to spring.
Catholics dedicate the month of May to Our Lady. Next Sunday we will crown Mary and the children of the parish will bring flowers to place at her feet.
Wouldn't the world be a better place if our long ago traditions were revived?
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