1st of May or May Day is traditionally a day of great celebration. Usually we have a Bank Holiday on the first Monday in May, though of course this year it was moved to Friday 8th May to coincide with Victory in Europe (VE) Day, which marks the 75th anniversary of the formal end of World War 2.
As with many of our festivals and feast days May Day has its origins in an earlier celebration, this time the Celtic festival of Beltane, which celebrates the fertility and greening of Earth. In the past it was considered to be the start of Summer. Read on to find out a bit more about this festival and how you can celebrate it yourself.
Katie is one of the owners of Blackdown Yurts and likes to write about things going on at and around her beautiful glamping site