May used to be celebrated all over the world in various countries as the harbinger of Spring. Maypole dances and gifts of May baskets are some of the things people have done to celebrate the warm weather and the coming summer.
I understand the celebrations! We may not go all out to celebrate anymore, but we do smile to ourselves when May arrives. Because we know that May means more times outside in the warmth, no need yet for air conditioning, no longer a need for heat! It means flowers and greenery, beautiful landscapes and bluer skies. It also means a renewed love of nature as we see it at its best and know the promise that it holds.
So here we are on the threshold of the magic month of May. It's been written about in song and in prose, and in our hearts we are happy.