Happy May Day!

I love May Day. To me its filled with flowers, special treats and the anticipation of good things to come.

When I was growing up May Day was  a celebrated holiday. Children would decorate little baskets or (really) small paper cups, fill them with candy or other treats and secretly deliver them to friends and family. 
On May Day you would sneak up to a friend’s door, leave the basket, ring the doorbell and run. The idea was to get away without getting caught because if you got caught you were kissed.
May Day isn’t celebrated on the East Coast, or at least where I’m living, but since I love surprises I might just have to make a few little paper cup baskets and see who I can surprise.
Photo and craft idea courtesy of The Crafty Crow

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  1. That is SOOOO sweet! I've never heard of this May Day surprise tradition. Wish we celebrated something like this where I live.
    Happy May Day!

  2. What a sweet tradition.

    I assume May Day is a spring festival of some sort for those up top of the world?

    For us Down Under, at least where I am, it's cold, daylight hours are short and the non-native trees are nearly leafless *sigh*.

  3. Happy May Day!

    This is also Gossamer the Editor Cat's fake birthday (see the Chum Bucket mascot on Janet Reid's blog for who he is). Maybe I should surprise him with a little basket of NIP!

    I bit you puppy or kitten or whatever adorable thing you like-laden happiness for May Day!

  4. In India, especially in Bengal province, 1st May is celebrated as Labor's Day. We still have holiday on May 1, every year in Calcutta and rest of Bengal state, but not in other parts of India. May be this tradition is due to the long communist government.

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