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Thread #68713   Message #1159949
Posted By: open mike
12-Apr-04 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: May baskets
Subject: RE: Folklore: May baskets
This site gives instructions for a conical basket
to hang on doors and has other pagan stuff...
it mentions that these baskets should be delvered on Belataine
and has other activities for other seasonal occasions.
there is info on the history of Beltaine, May Day, May 1st:

I am reminded of the Ukranian Easter Eggs, Pysanky, which
have been made for many many years. There is a belief that
the making of these eggs with their symbolic designs, brings
on the new spring and helps the seasons continue!
folk art at its finest...