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Week to Week News Quiz for 5/1/15: Special May Day Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 05.01.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: It could also be used to dry the laundry the other 364 days of the year; everybody knows this name; it is in the name, folks; and there you go again. Answers are below the quiz.

The Faerie Month of May: Faerie Festivals and May Celebrations

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Today's Maytime Faerie Festivals, including Spoutwood Farm's May Day Fairie Festival, the Maryland Faerie Festival, and the New York Faerie Festival, are outgrowths of this vibrant May tradition. They feature kings and queens, Maypole dances, flower garlands and beautiful costumes.

Dance Into Summer: Celebrate May

Barbara Biziou | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

May Day is still celebrated in many parts of Europe, from England to Provence to Bavaria, where they decorate their homes with flowers, play music, and dance around a "maypole" adorned with brightly-colored ribbons.

The Real "War on Christmas"

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just because the modern "War on Christmas" may not exist does not mean such a war never existed in America. The subject of Christmas was indeed at the heart of a previous bitter political dispute, but you've got to go pretty far back to find it. All the way back to the Puritans.

May Day: A Bawdy Festival of Fertility

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This May Day let us pay tribute to the Earth Mother and Her daughter goddesses of green growth by planting May trees and flowers and then dancing around them to celebrate the lovely, lusty miracle of life.

The Most Surprising Facts About May Day

Posted 07.01.2011 | World

Although it's not recognized in the U.S. or Canada, May Day is one of the biggest bank holidays elsewhere in the world. While it conjures up image...