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A very significant traditional holiday, that one of the first day of May in my country of Greece
Also considered as International Worker's Day but here in America this is one more day that everybody is working as usual.
I remember past years in Greece, even as a child that I was always waiting for this day with a great anticipation and to date I remember all the cultural details that accompany this unique holiday!
May Day in the morning, we used to go to the mountain of Penteli and pick up a big variety of wild flowers.
White and yellow daisies, red poppies, anemone, purple crocus, myrtle, chamomile and all kind of other little rose, white, blue and yellow wildflowers that grow in the foothills of this gracious mountain.
Then we were making wreaths, tie them with red ribbons
and add a little blue evil eye charm and a little jingle bell on them.
Coming back home my father used to hang the flower wreath on the outside door of our house and the tradition reads that this is something that not only welcomes the spring but it also brings good luck.
The flower wreath decorates the door until June 24th and then we burn it in another special celebration the day of Ay Yianni, where the kids like to jump over the fire.
I took this picture last May, a year ago..I was in Greece then, enjoying the fields of flowers and the traditions of my home country and this is my beautiful memory of last year's May Day!!

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