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May basket update
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In my last entry, I talked about how all the kids in my hometown used to go around early on the morning of May 1st and leave little baskets of goodies for our friends--and they would return the favor. After talking to--and hearing from--several friends I have now, no one seems to remember this tradition at all. On this website (http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usid&c=holidays&id=9232), I was able to find a discussion of this May Day tradition. The relevant excerpt follows:

In America May Day is not widely celebrated. Followers of Pagan religions may celebrate Beltane by themselves or with their coven. A May Day tradition that has generally died out is the making and delivering of the May basket, which is a basket filled with flowers and various other gifts, then anonymously placed on the doorstep of a friend or family member. The placer of the basket knocks on the door and then runs away, leaving the receiver wondering who has delivered the delightful gift.

So I'm not crazy! At least on this specific topic. o(:o)