2018 Celebration – Tuesday, May 1st at 8:30am

Our school’s May Faire is an annual event and celebrated during the school day for all K-12 students. Parents are welcome to join the celebration but seating is reserved for the students as an in-school assembly.

May Day is a festival celebrated at Desert Marigold at the start of May. It is an ancient tradition of celebrating the arrival of summer. Known as Beltane in Celtic lands, and celebrated by the Romans recognizing the goddess Flora, May Day is a popular tradition. The May Pole Dance is a joyful ribbon festooned experience and the center of our May Day celebration honoring the changing of the seasons from darkness to light. The May Pole bears colorful garlands and symbolizes the tree of life and growth of spring vegetation. With the lead of the Eurythmy teacher, the children from each grade take turns doing a May Pole dance. The patterns get more complicated as the children mature. The tree of life was part of this ritual and is now represented by the Maypole.

  • Students should be encouraged to dress in white.
  • Boys white shirts and khaki shorts.
  • Girls white dresses, shirts, skirts, or pants.
  • Children are welcome to wear floral crowns.

May Day Song

Good morning, lords and ladies, it is the first of May
We hope you’ll view our garland; it is so bright and gay
For it is the first of May, oh, it is the first of May
Remember lords and ladies, it is the first of May
We gathered them this morning, all in the early dew
And now we bring their beauty and fragrance all for you
For it is the first of May, oh, it is the first of May
Remember lords and ladies, it is the first of May
The cuckoo comes in April, it sings its song in May
In June it changes tune, in July it flies away
For it is the first of May, oh, it is the first of May
Remember lords and ladies, it is the first of May
And now you’ve seen our garland, we must be on our way
Remember lords and ladies, it is the first of May
For it is the first of May, oh, it is the first of May
Remember lords and ladies, it is the first of May