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Happy May Day

Nicholas C. Rossis

May Day Wreath | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book Image: Pixabay

This year, spring has come early to Greece (sorry, Canada). So, I’ve decided to celebrate May Day the Greek way–with a nice wreath of flowers. If you’re more interested in the International Workers’ Day of May and the Haymarket Affair, you can read all about it in last year’s post (if you haven’t already, you really should; it’s a fascinating tale).

As Greek Reporter explains, the Greek celebration of May Day has its roots in ancient times as a celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May was named after the Roman goddess Maia, which is the Greek word for midwife, nurse, and mother. Ancient Greeks had dedicated the fifth month of the year to Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, and her daughter Persephone, who would return to her mother on that month after spending the winter with Hades in the underworld.

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

2 comments on “Happy May Day

  1. Thank you so much, Viv 🙂

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