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Thread #68713   Message #1159635
Posted By: dianavan
12-Apr-04 - 12:50 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: May baskets
Subject: RE: Folklore: May baskets
Yes! We made May baskets and filled them with flowers. We'd deliver them to the neighbors' doors, knock and run away. It was great fun and I looked forward to it every year.

My mom always knew that Spring was on its way when we brought her a boquet of pussywillows.

My daughter and I don't celebrate Easter or Passover but we mark this time of year by doing a work exchange. We work together at her place (usually in the garden) for six hours and she makes dinner. The next day we switch. If its raining, we do housework or maintenance. Since we don't celebrate traditional holidays, we often make our own. I learned this from my mom.

Another family tradition we have is picking strawberries in late June. We pick the first day and make jam the next. I could go on and on about non-religous celebrations. Do you have any?