It’s not only a sign of crisis; it’s a time to celebrate. The origin of the May Day as a day for celebration dates back to the early days, even before the birth of Christ. And like many ancient festivals it too has a Pagan connection. Themay day Puritans coming to America frowned on May Day, so the day has never been celebrated with as much enthusiasm in the United States as in Great Britain. But the tradition of celebrating May Day by dancing and singing around a maypole, tied with colorful streamers or ribbons, survived as a part of the English tradition. Kids still celebrate the day by moving back and forth around the pole with streamers, choosing a May queen, and hanging of May baskets on the doorknobs of neighbors, are all traditions for the old European celebrations. To learn more about the May Day, see the Washington Post article.

You can celebrate May Day on Friday with Bistro Night. Sample two of our new Virginia Wine releases, Merlot 2012 and Chardonnay 2012 and see if you can pick any floral notes to help you celebrate May Day.