Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

Today is May Day!

May 1st is May Day and is a celebration of the arrival of spring. It is believed that the holiday originated in Roman times as a festival of flowers.

One of the most popularly known May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers and/or other small gifts on a neighbor's doorknob. The trick is you don't want the neighbor to see you! If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss.  So DON'T get caught!  (well, if it was at Star's door, I would not hurry....I'm just sayin'....)

Being I don't have enough money for gas to come to all of your houses I made a May Day basket and filled it with flowers just for you! 
My May Day gift to all of my friends!

So if you have some friends you would like to give a May Day basket to -- today is the day to do it -- remember -- don't get caught -- or else you might get a kiss....

Whoops I think SpongeBob got caught....

Later -- Remington -- wishing everyone a Happy May Day! -- out!


Mr Koda MD said...

Oh Boy! Remington you are a big goof!

Great learnings today about May Day

Hope it went well at Star's house


Gloria said...

I remember doing that as a kid! Lots of fun! Hope you get a kiss from Star, somehow, hehe.

Frankie Furter said...

Remington, I think you have a real sweet heart, and I'm not referring to Star here.

Madi and Mom said...

Rem Star will love the bouquet of posies and I agree you might want to ring her bell then linger just a bit for a proper 'thank you'!!
Happy May Day,
Madi and Mom

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

That's lovely, Rem! In France, people traditionally give sprigs of Lily of the Valley on May Day.


Gus said...

that is a lovely tradition...muzzer wants to ask if you are having a maypole too?


Sallie said...

I love flowers! Thanks, Remington! :)

Ms. ~K said...

Our mom says she would love a big kiss form you Remington!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Anonymous said...

I did not know about that tradition, Rem. Flowers are pretty but would a basket of dog cookies work just as well?

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Those flowers look so pretty against your dark furs!


Remington! Was that you at my door this morning with flowers in your paw? I saw you! I know I did!

KISS, KISS, KISS, KISS, KISS, KISS KISS, KISS! Oh, YUMMY YUM! Your sooo big, I'm only at your nose! It will take me all day to get your whole hunky face!



the booker man said...

happy may day to you, too, remington!! those are pretty flowers...they look totally sniff-worthy. :)
the booker man

Maggie Mae said...

Happy Happy May Day Remington! The flowers are beautiful.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PS Thank you for being my friend too :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy May Day Handsome!


3 doxies said...

I was wondering if you was gonna sneak them to Star. Bet your glad you gots busted at hers door.

JC said...

I remember hearing about May Day celebrations. My Mom told me about them ... now I'm just thrilled to have colors in my yard.

Martha and Bailey said...

Remington you are such a thoughtful dog as well as a handsome one.
We are just back our walk today - and our internet seems OK at the moment - we met a Remington lookalikie!
We asked if we could take his pic and his very kind human agreed so we will post his pic for you to see - he had just had a haircut but honestly we thought it was you!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Jazzi said...

Happy MAy day to you too. The flowers are beautiful and what a great day too.

Your friend

MISTAYA said...

I hope you have a great May Day Remington! M.O.M. has already taken me for a fun walk in the forest this morning. That's a great way to start May Day. You look so handsome in that photo with the flowers. I am still jealous of Star you know! Hugs and wags, Mistaya

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy May Day Remington!!! The flowers are beautiful!!! We hope you have a very wonderful day!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Santa and Minnie said...

Oh...we learned something here about May Day. What beautiful flowers you have there!

Well, did you get your face all wet from all those kisses from Star?

Jacqueline said...

Happy May Day, Rem and thank you for the flowers, what a sweet thought!...You know, even though your heart belongs to Star, we would love a kiss from you!...Have a fun day, handsome...Kisses!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hey Remington,

You look great there with your MayDay flower bouquet. Hope Star catches you at her door.

We just stopped by to say hi, you are one very handsome pup.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Remington! I wonder if I dug up some flowers and gave them to my mom and got caught if I'd get tummy rubs?!?!
PS: Mom is using PhotoShop Elements for Mac (version 6). There are newer versions out, but she's still trying to learn the program she has!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Remington. for those lovely flowers and also for liking our pics.

u are looking as pawsome as ever in your picture.No wonder, Star's so glad to have caught u at her door!!
hope u have a colourful spring with lots of butterflies to play with

wags, Buddy n Ginger

Sagira said...

Happy May Day to you too!

Bruschi said...

Happy May Day! I never heard of this tradition before! Very neat! Thanks for sharing!

1000 Goldens said...

You are so sweet Remington, the flower are beautiful and that is such a nice tradition!

Sierra Rose said...

Happy May Day Remington! Sweet flowers.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Bella the Westie said...

Happy May Day!
Thank you for sharing such beautiful flowers with us. You look handsome!
Here in Australia, it's Autumn. it's nice to see happy spring photos :)

Love, Bella.

Teddy Bear said...

That is such a cool tradition. We'll have to start that next year. Happy May, Remington!

Teddy Bear

Abby said...

Hi, Remington...

I've never come to visit you before, but Star is always talking about you, so I thought I would stop by & say Hi...

I Love your Blog...I hope you can stop over & visit me sometime...

Abby xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely May Day present, but I'd rather have a tiny bite of your banana split, if that's okay