May Day is an ancient spring holiday celebrated in the northern hemisphere. It has its roots as a celebration of the beginning of the farming season and is celebrated in a variety of ways depending on location and culture.
In my neck of the woods, May Day is celebrated with a May Pole Dance and with a colonial celebration to commemorate our colonial history on the 1st Saturday in May. It’s called Old Dover Days and I’ve been attending since I was about 5-years-old. I’ve been taking my daughter since she was born, and even though she’s 20 now we still make a point of attending every year, if possible.
With May Day fast approaching, I thought I’d share some of these historical May Pole dance images from flickr.