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April Adult Take & Make Craft – May Day Gift Cones

April 13th, 2021 · No Comments · Adult Take & Make Crafts, City Library, Events, Main Branch

This fun spring craft is to meant to be given away and shared. So let’s put aside winter and brighten up someone’s day. Don’t forget to add a short note, poem, joke, well wishes or even a quote from a favorite book. Tie your note on your gift with a brightly colored piece of yarn or string.

Hanging May Day Baskets or Spring Gift Cones is a custom that is fun to add into your own family traditions for celebrating Springtime.  Lovely paper cones made from stock card paper with scalloped edges and ribbons are easy to make and are a wonderful surprise to find. These would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

April Adult Take & Make May Day Kits will be available for pickup starting April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Reference Desk in the library rotunda. These kits are for adults and are available while supplies last. For more information about this crafty program please contact Yvonne Loomis at 624-6550 ext. 3319.

These May Day (Spring) traditions come from The Farmer’s Almanac

  1. Neighbors may leave baskets of flowers on each other’s doorsteps or doorknobs.
  2. Kids can go barefoot on May Day for the first time.
  3. People will crown a “May Queen” for the day’s festivities.
  4. Beekeepers will move bees on May 1st.
  5. Fishermen expect to catch fish on May Day.
  6. On May Day morning, if a maiden gathers dew before sunup and sprinkles her face with it, she will enjoy luck and youthful beauty for the rest of the year.
  7. Farmers often plant corn, cucumbers, and turnips on this day.
  8. Villagers may hold theatrical battles between “summer” and “winter” that banish the winter.
  9. The Kentucky Derby starts off the month of May (the first Saturday of the month).
  10. On May 1st, people in Britain welcome spring by “Bringing in the May,” or gathering cuttings of flowering trees for their homes.
  11. May 1st in Hawaii is called “Lei Day,” and people will receive prizes this day for wearing the prettiest handmade leis.

We wish you all a very healthy and Happy Spring however you choose to celebrate.

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