Will you be sharing a bouquet of flowers on May Day?
“The curious custom — still practiced in discrete pockets of the country — went something like this: As the month of April rolled to an end, people would begin gathering flowers and candies and other goodies to put in May baskets to hang on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1.”
Learn more from this NPR post: https://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/04/30/402817821/a-forgotten-tradition-may-basket-day
During this time of social distancing, we want to add a twist to this May Day tradition. We are asking you to gather cuttings from your gardens and arrange in some sort of container - baskets, vases, reuseable container. No plants to collect, take a look inside your home and make the flowers from everyday household items like paper, straws, skewer, tissue paper, cupcake wrappers - be creative!
Place the arrangement in front of your front door, or safely share with neighbors, family or friends and snap a photo to share on social media. We want to flood the internet with everyone's May Day creation. Use the hash tags: #GrowSmartLucas #LiveSmartLucas #MayDay2020