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May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

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1st January 1511: In the early hours of the morning Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a son, Henry Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII. Tragically the little boy was to die only fifty two days later on February 22nd. How different Tudor history and England may have been if the little boy had lived.

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Growing up I have many happy memories of May Day celebrations in school.

Growing up I have many happy memories of May Day celebrations in school.~Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday

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So I'm on vacation the next 8 days..... GOODBYE FRIENDS!!!!!! @bookish_bookworm will be account-sitting!!!!!! (@annabeth__granger may be too, but I haven't heard from her yet. You all should know her by now anyways ) Please be super welcoming to them and show them just how amazing you all are for me!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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May Day Mason Jar Gift and free watercolor May Day tag printables: An easy and thoughtful May Day gift for neighbors and friends.

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Feast of Beltane Long ago, Celts celebrated Beltane, which was a calendar feast that welcomed summer. Bonfires figured largely into this celebration, and some activities included dancing around the fire, burning effigies of witches(?), and herding cattle in between bonfires. Fire was seen as a purifying source. In recent years, neopagans have begun to celebrate Beltane once more.

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