Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day!

Happy May Day, 
my friends!

Today 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! 
(unless you want too....ha ha!)

Later -- Remington --
I may just walk a little slower
from someone's house....
-- out!

36 comments:

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Those flowers are beautiful, Rem. Who are you gonna give them to?

pawhugs, Max

Priscilla said...

I didn't know about the May Day traditions and I guess many of my neighbours didn't know about it either. No flowers on my doorknob. Sob Sob!

Licks
Eva

Gloria Hood said...

My Mom use to do that as a kid! Bet you might be giving those to Sasha???
Lovies, Miss Mindy

verobirdie said...

I never heard of that tradition. Must be fun.
Btw, have you hear of a supermoon alert ?, just wondering

Madi and Mom said...

Ahhhhh Rem thank you for the beautiful spring bouquet. This reminded Mom of a very funny thing that happened to a young man she used to work with. He decided May 1 was a perfect day to propose to his lady love. So he bought a beautiful bouquet and tied her engagement ring around one of the flowers. He was waiting out of sight to seal the deal. Well she was running late when she found them so she picked up the flowers and jumped in her car and off she drove. His car was parked around the corner so he had to run quick to his car so he could catch up with her. SHE SAID YES
Hugs Madi and Mom

Bassetmomma said...

What a great way to celebrate the beginning of spring! Are those flowers for Beth?!

Marilyn said...

I'd love to get a bouquet of flowers from you! Happy May Day to you and your family.♥♫

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HAPPY MAY DAY TO YOU, Too!!

Sandra said...

if you hang them on my door, walk real slow because i want to kiss you

Jazzi said...

Pretty flowers. I bet you will walk real slow from Sashas house!! Happy May day Remington

wags
Jazzi

Kathy said...

Happy May Day, Rem!
I would give you a big Kiss and a Hug if I saw you! :)
The sun just peeked out of the fog here on the Oregon coast, so it must be celebrating the day, too! YAY!

Douglas said...

Happy May Day Remington! Are you giving those beautiful flowers to Miss Sasha?

Rooooo!
Douglas

JC said...

You are such a nice boy. Did you get a kiss when you delivered those ?

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy May Day

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Ginny said...

Happy May Day Rem!!!! We never celebrated it, I guess I missed out. So I didn't know any of this. The only thing I associate with May is the Maypole. Which reminds me of Maypo, now I am hungry.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a nice tradition. Does it happen all through May or just on May 1?

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Happy May Day Remington, have a good time today!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

jessej said...

i like that tradition, Remington. M and i are going to do that right now for a great neighbor friend. thanks!

Stewey said...

Will Sasha be receiving those?
Happy May Day, Remington :)
Stewey

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you for explaining May day - I have heard of it but never really understood it. Sandie

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww, what a nice tradition -- I'll have to tell mommy about it. :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a lovely tradition! The flowers around here are blooming in all of their glory. We love the bright rose bushes and lilacs and cosmos that abound on our walk route. We even have bright red flowers in the frot planter and purple roses blooming! Happy May Day! Imagine a fragrant basket of violets hanging on your doorknob...they are from The White Dog Army!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank you Remington....we like the tradition
Snuggles
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

That is a pawesome tradition!
Here it is holiday too... but here we celebrate Labor's Day.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Raelyn said...

Remmington....
Years ago, when we resided in the city, our next door neighbors brought everybody "bouquets" of flowers!! It was a sweet gesture, I always thought!! ;-D
Happy May Day!! ;)
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Au and Target said...

Happy May Day. For us it means it's Au's official birthday!

Nola said...

Happy May Day!
Dachshund Nola

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy May Day, Remington. Some of the little bipeds on our street left a basket of paper flowers at our door today - such a sweet tradition.

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Oskar said...

If we were neighbors we would give you flowers!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Faith Shen said...

happy May Day Mr. Remington, those flowers looks beautiful and lovely :D


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bichonpawz said...

Happy May Day Remington!!! Beautiful flowers and we just bet Miss Sasha will love them! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Keith Andrea said...

Hi Rem, I never knew about the May Day., thanks for the info.

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Remington
Your flowers are so beautiful. And so are you! I hope you May Day was fantastic
love
tweedles

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a great tradition, much better than a maypole dance. It would be nice if it caught on in this country. Bet you are going to be walking very slowly at Sasha's house.

chicamom85 said...

Remington, what a lovely tradition. I am going to sit outside by the front door, hoping that I catch you with the flowers(giggles). Happy May Day

Loveys Sasha

jen said...

Happy May Day Remington!