How to Celebrate May Day (Protomayia)!
Tomorrow is Protomayia. Though official celebrations have been slated for May 9, there’s no reason why you can’t pay tribute to the Return of Spring and the End of Lockdown like a true Greek…
On this Greek version of Labour Day, locals traditionally gather bright blooms from the hillsides and fashion them into wreaths for their homes, to celebrate the return of Spring – and the final victory of Summer against Winter! This year, after six weeks of confinement and anxiety as to what a return to our new normal lives entails, the celebration will be all the more poignant.
While flower festivals and long, family lunches by the sea that marked other May Days aren’t on the menu this year, this pandemic has taught us, more than ever, to make the most of every occasion to celebrate life and nature in all its glory!