The Maypole - trees have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. The bringing in of the Maypole (May Tree) from the woods was a great occasion and was accompanied by much merrymaking. The Maypoles were of all sizes and one village would vie with another to show who could produce the tallest Maypole. Maypoles were usually set up for the day in small towns, but in London and the larger towns they were erected permanently. The Maypole tradition suffered a setback for about a couple of decades since the Puritan Long Parliament stopped it in 1644. However, with the return of the Stuarts, the Maypole reappeared and the festivities of May Day were again enjoyed.
Whatever form of May Day celebration you favor....it's a good excuse to eat a cupcake!
Spring flower cupcakes