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May Day - 1st May


May Day is a public holiday, usually celebrated on 1st May. It is an ancient festival of Spring and a current traditional spring holiday in many European cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities, and who doesn't love a bit of cake? 

Over the next week or so, there are a few celebration days. Lots of planning is available for each of these days, and you may want to do things in the days leading up to and after them. The planning is on the tabs attached to this page.  As always, there are lots of additional activities on our Pinterest, and on the other Reception pages. 

Celebration days are a great time for you to talk about special days for your friends and families that you have experienced in the past, or things you have to look forward to in the future. Many people have had birthdays while on lockdown, maybe you could talk about how they would have fun on special days when they can't meet up.