May Day Baskets?
May 3, 2010 7:47 PM Subscribe
Have you ever heard of giving "May Day baskets" in the US?
posted by Morrigan to society & culture (52 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am from the East Coast and have never heard of this. My spouse, from the Mid-West, says that it was traditional, some years ago, to give teachers (and others?) baskets of fresh flowers on the first of May. Although the month of May seems to be associated with the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic tradition, this seems to have been a practice in fundamentalist, non-Catholic areas of the country?