All branches will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. | Mobile and Text Banking will be unavailable Tuesday, May 28 from 11pm CST until Wednesday, May 29 at 3am CST for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Contact Navigation
Current Promotions and News Ads
Main Content Area

Truity Credit Union Blog

Recent Posts

May Day

  • 4/30/2019

May Day is observed annually on May 1. In many ancient calendars, May 1 was the first day of summer.  This was a cause for celebration. One of the more popular rituals was harvesting flowers and giving them to neighbors and strangers in cone-shaped baskets. These “May Baskets” become more commonly known as “May Day Baskets.” The current tradition is observed by hanging a cone-shaped basket full of flowers or other gifts on the outside doorknob, then knocking or ringing the doorbell and running away.

May Day has been a traditional day of celebration for centuries, with some of the earliest appearings in pre-Christian times. In English tradition, May Day is celebrated by crowning a May Queen and dancing around a maypole. The Finnish tradition is a carnival-type celebration in the streets that includes a particular type of lemonade that is made with lemons, brown sugar and yeast. In France, it is correct to give people either dogwood or lily of the valley to celebrate May Day. In Italy, a seasonal feast is held to celebrate the arrival of spring.

While different countries have different ways to celebrate May Day, it is truly a celebration of spring.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #MayDay when posting on Social Media. Participate in the May Day tradition of hanging baskets of flowers on doors.
 

Related Blog Posts

Earth Day Tips

Here are simple and easy tips to make every day Earth Day.

See Details