May Day in Germany, Walpurgisnacht and Maibaum

By Francine McKenna on Email

Long before it became an International Workers Day, Tag der Arbeit or a ‘Socialist Bank Holiday’, May 1st, May Day had roots with the Beltane pagan festival, was a folk tradition, a Celtic Festival of Fire, and for the Romans a time to worship Life, Fertility and New Beginnings. The …

Francine McKenna