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Do You Remember May Basket Day? – Spring Traditions

http://www.countryliving.com/life/news/a35407/do-you-remember-may-basket-day/

Country Living : Do You Remember May Basket Day?

Back in simpler times, people rang in the first of May with a particularly charming and elegant tradition: According to a report by NPR, they would take all the flowers that they had gathered at the end of April’s showers, arrange them in pretty paper along with some gifts and candies, and then hang them on the doors of friends and neighbors as a way of welcoming them into warmer weather.

Of course, it was also a way of letting a romantic prospect know that you cared for her, as boys would often hang baskets on the doorknobs of the ladies they fancied.