Ah, the first of May. The birds are chirping and the last April chills are receding. But did you know that pre-Christian cultures across Europe celebrated May Day as the first day of Summer? Additionally, May Day was also a time of celebration of love and fertility with festivities including dancing around Maypoles decorated with ribbons, flowers and wreaths. Many Roman Catholics celebrate the Virgin Mary on May Day because the month of May is generally dedicated to her. In modern times, May Day is now recognized as International Worker’s Day.