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Thread #68713 Message #1159825
Posted By: Mrs.Duck
12-Apr-04 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: May baskets
Subject: RE: Folklore: May baskets
We never had May baskets but on May Day there was always a parade through our town (Woodford Green in Essex) with floats decorated with coloured paper flowers. People would also decorate bikes and prams and there was a prize for the best. One of the floats would carry the May queen and her attendants. Sadly the practice died out about 35 years ago unless its been revived but when May Day stopped being a holiday it spoilt it a bit and even though the bank holiday has been reinstated it is now on the nearest Monday which doesn't have the same feel to it.