Today is May 1, or May Day. Last year on May Day my friend Sienna was over visiting and she and my mom (who both grew up in Rochester, MN) were telling me about their May Day memories. Apparently it was tradition to leave little May baskets full of candy or flowers on people's doorknobs/doorsteps and then ring the person's doorbell and run home as quickly as you could because if you got caught the person got to to kiss you. My friend said that when she left home and went to college no one else celebrated May Day which she found odd because she thought it was something everyone did.
Ironically, Sienna came over to visit today, too, so I made sure to give her a little May basket full of chocolate since she's said before how May Day is one of her favorite holidays. My mom, Sienna and I were talking about May Day traditions again and how you really don't hear about people celebrating May Day anymore.
I know I'd never heard of this May Day tradition before last year. What about everyone else?