Monday, May 01, 2006

Happy May Day!

Dancing 'round the maypole
Originally uploaded by BKMworld.
Today is May Day, also known as International workers day. It has in recent years been a celebartion of socialism and workers rights. However, it is thought that May day dates back to a historic pagan festival called beltane, which involves such traditions as dancing round a maypole and morris dancing and generally looking silly.

Anyway, the village is having a May Fayre today which will involve some maypole dancing and a silver band, but most importantly there will be a beer tent where warm beer can be enjoyed by all!

1 comment:

AAronette said...

Hence the expression, "We're having a beltane time, despite looking like a fool with bells on!"