may day

The May Day bank holiday originated in Pagan Europe as a festive holy day celebrating the first Spring plantings. Stan is somewhat ahead of the game now at River Nene Organic Farm with nearly all the sowings complete and the first crops for 2006 only weeks away from making their way into the boxes.

Historically Saxons began the celebration on the eve of May Day rejoicing in the fertility of the soil and at the end of the winter and the return of the sun. In the 1600