Happy spring!

May 1st, 2012 Comments Off on Happy spring!

A bright and beautiful season full of colours and smiles!

Wreaths have much history and symbolism. They are usually made from flowers or evergreens to symbolize strength.

In Greece on May Day, generally people arrive from all big cities to the countryside to pick all kinds of flowers including wild flowers for the wreaths.

Then they hang the flower wreaths on their front doors until 24 June. On that day, they burn the dried wreaths in a big fire.

To symbolize a wish for a good harvest, farmers also make wreaths using wheat or the branches from fruit and nut trees.

The May Day wreath custom is said to be a Pagan rituel and seen in Turkey’s Bozcaada island.

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