Traditionally held on May 1st, May Day has been celebrated as a rite of passage into Spring for many hundreds of years. The deep roots of this holiday live in the fertile season of Spring, the honoring of hard work, and the gathering of community.
As with all festivals at Rose Rock, May Day is a joyful multi-generational celebration. The tall and sturdy May Pole stands strongly in the earth, adorned with colored ribbons- one for each participant. We gather in a circle around the pole with ribbons in hand, and work together to weave a colorful pattern all around the May Pole. The colors, symbolic of human diversity and individuality, are woven in the emerging pattern: a beautiful representation of our life together in the world.