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Fun Fact May 1, 2020.

1 May 2020

Today is the first day of May, and that means it’s May Day!  This is a celebration, not a call for help.  The celebration is a traditional festival of Spring in many parts of the world.  These festivals have their roots in ancient Rome and the Festival of Flora, in honor of Floriania, the goddess of Flowers.  The celebrations typically include dancing, singing, baskets filled with flowers and cake.  You can’t have a celebration without cake, am I right?  It is also associated with International Workers Day, promoted by the international labor movement.  Modern May Day ceremonies in the U.S. vary greatly from region to region and many unite both the holiday’s “Green Root” or pagan, and “Red Root” or labor, traditions.

Fun Fact May 1, 2020.