Happy May Day!

Real Estate Agent with Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

May 1st is May Day!

When I was a kid we used to hear about May Day and kids doing the May Pole Dance where they weave in and out of each other as the hold ribbons tied to the top of a large pole. I feel like we heard a lot more about it than we ever actually did. In fact, I can't actually remember celebrating May Day except to say Happy May Day!

How do you celebrate May Day?

Have you ever done a May Pole Dance? Or something else to celebrate May 1st?

Looking it up online I received a wide variety of descriptions of its centuries old origin from Estonia, to Pagans, or the Druids. No matter the history, there are parts of the world that actively celebrate this holiday. 

I'm curious to hear if, where, and how it is celebrated here in the USA.


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Dana Hollish Hill
REALTOR * Broker * Coach 
JPAR Stellar Living
800 S Frederick Ave, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
office 301.944.9070  
cell  202.271.5301
web danahill.jpar.com

Comments (10)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It makes sense for it to be a time for renewal of fortunes and I’m going to use it as such tomorrow probably. Thanks for this post

Apr 30, 2023 09:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well when I was a kid in Communist Hungary May 1st was a mandatory parade  that needed everyone to attend adults and children to what the communist leaders show off their military by a parade with weapons... so with that said I have a different take on May Day not my favorite holiday, Endre

Apr 30, 2023 10:32 PM
Dana Hollish Hill

Yes. That is quite a different way to spend May Day. 

May 01, 2023 08:50 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Yeah, there’s a lot of learning about little things that I’ve been doing lately and this isn’tany exception at all

Apr 30, 2023 10:42 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dana. Have not thought about May Day since in the Chicago Public School system way back in the fifties. Enjoy your day.

May 01, 2023 04:23 AM
Dana Hollish Hill

It's been a while since I've learned about it too. 

May 01, 2023 08:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dana - I remember May 1 as May Day as a celebratory event in the lower grades of elementary school.  Then I remember Law Day in upper grades - maybe it was fourth.  Of course, it could have been before that or after. 

Later, more information "arrived" awareness-wise.  That's the way education works when learning is ongoing.  

May 01, 2023 04:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't remember ever celebrating May Day!

May 01, 2023 05:53 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Starting off a new month with a celebration shpuld be good luck provided the celebration doesn't get too rowdy.

May 01, 2023 06:55 AM
Dana Hollish Hill

My sister lives in Austria and their celebrations aren't always rowdy, but they always involve a lot of drinking. 

May 01, 2023 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dana- I remember when I was in elementary school we celebrated May Day. there was a May pole and not sure what else. 

May 01, 2023 07:30 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Dana Hollish Hill thank you, Happy May Day to you and yours.

May 01, 2023 08:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dana, it is a good day to hope we have NO MORE SNOW, and ready for spring.  Happy May Day!

May 03, 2023 06:50 AM