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By TheBirchTree
Eggs Lovers May Day
Eggs are considered a symbol In the words of Shakespeare The first day of May and the last
of life and creation. For this “When birds do sing, hey ding a day of April are associated with
reason, they have become a very ding a ding the pagan festival of Beltane, a
important Christian symbol and Sweet lovers love the spring” celebration of fertility and a time
reminder of the resurrection. In And from St Valentine’s Day in associated with fairy folk. Morris
Hinduism, the egg was laid by February, through to the joys Dancers and Maypoles, once
the divine bird and from it sprang of May Day, spring is indeed banned by Cromwell, remind
Brahma and the two halves of the considered to be a time to us of our heritage and give us
egg formed heaven and earth. celebrate love and sexuality. yet another fabulous reason for
As nature awakens so does the another Bank Holiday.
lover’s ardour making spring a
perfect time for weddings and Still looking for inspiration?
engagements.
The fleeting beauties of the
Easter
flowers of spring (daffodils,
Easter is the Christian
snowdrops, daisies, primroses)
celebration of the death
make excellent subjects and who
and resurrection of Christ.
can resist the bouncing lambs?
Symbols associated with
Nature comes alive in the spring
Easter include the Simnel
and as many symbols of spring
Cake and Hot Cross Buns. It is
represent new life, rebirth, and
also a fabulous reason for two
renewal, why not take yourself
much needed Bank Holidays.
out into the wilds (or the garden),
and breathe in the sights and
smells of the blossoming year?
Spring 2009 ukhandmade 
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