When I attended High School, May Day was the big celebration. Every Spring we voted for our May Day Queen and her court. The celebration was in the big gym, where there was music by the choir, band and orchestra and the queen was introduced with a special dance. The dresses the court wore--with big hoop skirts--were amazing.
But my favorite part was winding of the May Pole by the Freshmen girls. When I was a freshman I was in the group who danced around the May Pole. I still have the pretty purple dress I wore.
Colorful crepe paper ribbons were attached to the top of the pole. As music played, one group of us walked to the right, the others to the left. It was a pretty dance, where we would dip under the ribbon of the first person, then go over the ribbon of the next and so on.
The winding of the Maypole was a traditional activity each spring. I believe May Day is still celebrated in this manner at my old Alma Mater.
Happy May Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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