May Day is also our community’s family day and a very special celebration each year.
May Day is celebrated each year on May 1 and is a traditional celebration of nature’s revival after a long and cold winter. The Waldorf School of Baltimore celebrates May Day by honoring our students’ families, grandparents, and friends.
The dancing of the May Pole is usually one of the highlights of this event, but due to the global pandemic, our celebration will look a little bit different this year. We invite everyone to join us in welcoming spring and sharing some neighborly love through our virtual May Day event on Friday.
Here are a few things you can do to join us:
- Dress in festive Spring colors, snap a photo and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
- Learn, sing, or dance to a May Day song with your family.
- Make your Grandparents or other family members a Spring inspired postcard to mail or email.
- Make flowers to decorate your home from materials you have.
- Make flower crowns for your family.
- Create and share a May Day basket with a friend or neighbor.
However you decide to participate, we hope you make it a meaningful day for your family and that you’re able to get outside and join us in welcoming Spring!
In the cycle of the year, May Day is the half-way point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Festivals align with seasonal changes to help our community connect to the rhythm of the four seasons, the earth and one another.