Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Happiness

Happy May Day everyone! 

The earliest May day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. 

Maypole
It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America.  May Day may be best known for it's tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of the May.

Maypole Dancing
I'd say that is a great way to burn some calories and enjoy yourself at the same time, this is my kind of exercise. Have a great and happy May Day!  

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

"Limitations only exist if you let them"

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4 comments:

  1. Happy May to you, too! Here's to May being a wonderful month for all of us to continue progressing towards our goals and dreams, whether in running or elsewhere!!!

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  2. May, a very good month to run.
    Your post brings many good memories:
    1. My visit at the Temple of Flora in Rome when few days ago I had lunch in the near HRC;
    2. Repent Walpurgis the beautiful Procol Harum's song;
    3. The May Day trainings when I was in the Coast Guard (1977/1997).

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