Waldorf Sarasota will once again celebrate the tradition of May Day, a festival commemorating the return of Spring!
In ancient traditions, the lovely festival of May Day marks what is considered the first day of summer in Celtic lands, and also is connected to Flora, the Roman goddess of spring. The Maypole itself is a representation of the tree of life.
Typically, there is a large Maypole with flowers on the top and ribbons hanging from it to weave in and out with skipping songs and dances. We all join hands and hearts around the Maypole to festive live music and rejoice in all of life’s awakenings!
A lively traditional Morris Stick dance is shared by our older children.
Families lay blankets down and join others to share picnics and treats at the dessert table. Children’s games, May Day crafting and a blessing of our children’s garden are woven throughout the festivities!
We Invite You To Join Us For:
Live music, crafts, maypole dancing, flower crown decorating, games, jump rope making, fencing lessons, treasure hunt, food, and fun!
What To Bring:
A picnic lunch for your family, and blanket and/or chairs. Drinks and healthy desserts will be provided.
What To Wear:
White or pastel colors
What to Expect:
Fun for adults and kids of all ages!
This is a FREE event, our gift to the Sarasota community.