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It looks more like Woodstock than May Day ;)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat May 4th, 2013 at 06:26:06 PM EST
It looks like the original May Day:

The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, [see photo of girl with floral hat] and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane.

Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe.

... Various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on May 1.


Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Sun May 5th, 2013 at 09:29:06 AM EST
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