Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day

Today is May Day,
Lei Day in Hawaii,
International Workers Day--

A Day of demonstrations:
A Socialist Day for workers of the world to take to the streets: Mexicans, Latinos in the U.S. by the millions...
Chicago, 1889, 2006.

Just give me the English maypole
or the
Valborgsmässoafton-- Walpurgis Night of Sweden.
Or Beltane:

Also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night, happens at the beginning of May. It celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. The Goddess manifests as the May Queen and Flora. The God emerges as the May King and Jack in the Green. The danced Maypole represents Their unity, with the pole itself being the God and the ribbons that encompass it, the Goddess. Colors are the Rainbow spectrum. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.

A day to be leied.

May your maypole be merry.

Lei before Buddha

photo by Jameson
(click to enlarge)


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