Basket made from colorful tissue paper hanging from door knob

May Baskets Virtual Workshop

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May Baskets Virtual Workshop!

In days gone by when people of New England were separated by long harsh winters they often celebrated spring by hanging May Baskets.  A small but festive container filled with goodies, wildflowers, even baked goods was hung on the recipient’s door. A loud knock would summon the recipient and the bearers of the May Basket would gleefully shout MAY BASKET on YOU and then all would scatter! A chase ensued and the last person being caught received a kiss from the recipient of the May Basket. The May Basket tradition is very old, originally a European tradition from the 1800s, it has evolved in many ways but is still celebrated and recognized by many as a sure sign that spring has arrived.
This activity is designed for youth in grades K-6. Learn some fun history and make a beautiful May Basket of your own to give to that unsuspecting someone!
Wednesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm via Zoom
Materials will be mailed to you. Please register by May 3rd

We hope you will make plans to join us!

Email rebecca.mosley@maine.edu with questions.
If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Sara King at sara.king@maine.edu or 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

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Program Description

May Baskets Virtual Workshop!

In days gone by when people of New England were separated by long harsh winters they often celebrated spring by hanging May Baskets.  A small but festive container filled with goodies, wildflowers, even baked goods was hung on the recipient’s door. A loud knock would summon the recipient and the bearers of the May Basket would gleefully shout MAY BASKET on YOU and then all would scatter! A chase ensued and the last person being caught received a kiss from the recipient of the May Basket. The May Basket tradition is very old, originally a European tradition from the 1800s, it has evolved in many ways but is still celebrated and recognized by many as a sure sign that spring has arrived.
This activity is designed for youth in grades K-6. Learn some fun history and make a beautiful May Basket of your own to give to that unsuspecting someone!
Wednesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm via Zoom
Materials will be mailed to you. Please register by May 3rd

We hope you will make plans to join us!

Email rebecca.mosley@maine.edu with questions.
If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Sara King at sara.king@maine.edu or 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Program Details

Date

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Time

4:30PM

Location

Virtual

Contact Name

Sara King

Contact Email

sara.king@maine.edu

Contact Phone

207-743-6329

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