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Wed, May 01

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Charlotte

May Day Celebration

Join us in the garden among the flowers to celebrate May Day....

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May Day Celebration
May Day Celebration

Time & Location

May 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Charlotte, 940 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA

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About the event

Join us at The McGill Rose Garden for a joyous May Day celebration! 

Let's raise our glasses to welcome the vibrant spirit of spring with wine and community. The McGill Rose Garden should be full of beautiful and fragrant blooms for spring.  Flower crowns are optional : )

Bring your own picnic, and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere. Wine, coffee, tea.... are available for purchase at Rosie's Coffee & Wine Garden. (*outside beverages are not allowed) 

*parking is limited, overflow parking at CATS Deck 914 N. Alexander Street or street parking.  

See you there!

 May Flowers 

"May Flowers were picked on the evening before May Day and this was often done by children who went garlanding for flowers. These were sometimes assembled together to make posies or crowns. Yellow flowers, such as primroses, buttercups and marigolds were especially popular, possibly as they reflected the sun and summer. Furze and ferns were also put around the outside of the home.

The flowers were placed on the doorsteps of houses and on windowsills. They were believed to offer luck to the house and offer protection from mystical forces – there was a strongly held belief that these were particularly active around the quarterly days. It was believed that the fairies could not enter the home as they could not pass such sweet smelling flowers.

Children often carried baskets of flowers and strew them in front of their neighbours’ homes as a gesture of goodwill and good luck."

 

- Ouririshheritage.org

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