Mangrove School of Sarasota will once again celebrate the tradition of May Day, this time with a Florida twist!
In ancient traditions, the lovely festival of May Day marks what is considered the first day of summer in Celtic lands. For many years, we have upheld this tradition, gathering in an open field to dance the Maypole in the mid-day sun, as it is done up North. This year, we will be adapting this sweet festival for our own climate and culture, by celebrating the coming of summer with a beach evening, and dancing the maypole at sunset.
As usual, we will have our Maypole with flowers on the top and ribbons hanging from it to weave in and out with skipping songs and dances. We will all join hands and hearts around the Maypole to festive live music and rejoice in the coming of summer, with many relaxing, breezy evenings at the beach.
A lively traditional Morris Stick dance will be shared by our 3rd/4th grade.
Families are invited to enjoy the lovely dancing, singing, and live music that are woven throughout the festivities!
We Invite You To Join Us For:
Live music, and maypole dancing.
What To Bring:
Blanket and/or chairs, and a picnic dinner for your own picnic. Flowers, if you would like to make a floral wreath. We will have vines and other supplies on hand, if you need. Mangrove students will make these at school.
What To Wear:
White or pastel colors
What to Expect:
Fun for adults and kids of all ages!
Siesta Key Main Beach
6:30 -8:00 pm
This is a FREE event, our gift to the Sarasota community.