First of May 2012
The current festival is, in most countries that celebrate it, named after the English missionary Saint Walpurga (ca. 710–777/9). As Walburga was canonized on 1st of May (ca. 870), she became associated with May Day, especially in the Finnish and Swedish calendars. The eve of May day, traditionally celebrated with dancing, came to be known as Walpurgisnacht (“Walpurga’s night”). The name of the holiday isWalpurgisnacht in German and Dutch, Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish, Vappu in Finnish, Volbriöö, (Walpurgi öö) in Estonian, Valpurgijos naktis in Lithuanian, Valpurģu nakts or Valpurģi in Latvian, čarodějniceor Valpuržina noc in Czech, chódotypalenje Lower Sorbian and chodojtypalenje in Upper Sorbian. Wikipedia.
First of May Cards are sent among students and working class from the beginning of the Twentieth century, but not so widely as the Christmas and Easter time cards, or cards on Valentine’s Day. We can make the change by sending cards to our friends and relative just now. Wait no more. That can be done by sending for example the card which I have designed for this occasion. There are two version of the First of May Card. The first one should be use as it is, but on the second card you can add your own wishes by using some free photo editor. PhotoScape is easy to use. You can download it from here.
Here are the thumbnails. You can download cards on their actual size at https://picasaweb.google.com/yellingrosa/FreePostcards
Let’s Have Happy First of May
on our very own quarter of society,
where ever it is.