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•   Caroline Christian (Dunn)  5/19
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•   Bunny Hudak (Moore)  3/2
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University High School
Class of 1967

         Happy May Day ! ! 

          MAY DAY HAS A VARIED HISTORY

May Day, an astronomical celebration, is midway between spring

and summer. It’s one of the year’s four cross-quarter days, or a day

that falls half way between and equinox and solstice, in this case the

March equinox and June solstice.

May Day Baskets: Celebrating the transition from spring to summer

During the 19th and 20th centuries, May Basket Day was celebrated

across the U.S., where baskets were created with flowers, candies

and other treats and hung on the doors of friends, neighbors and

loved ones on May 1.  The giver would hang the basket, knock on

the door and run away.

Maypole dance:

Wrapping a Maypole with colorful ribbons is perhaps the best

known of all May Day traditions. While the exact origins of the

Maypole remain unknown, the annual traditions surrounding

it can be traced back to medieval times, and some are still

celebrated today. Historians believe the first Maypole dance

originated as part of a fertility ritual, where the pole symbolized

male fertility and baskets and wreaths symbolized female fertility.

English villages all had Maypoles, which were actual trees

brought in from the woods in the midst of rejoicing and raucous

merrymaking. Maypoles came in many sizes, and villages were said to compete with each other to show whose Maypole was tallest. Maypoles were usually set up for the day in small towns, but in London and the larger towns they were erected permanently.

The maypole never really took root in America, where May Day celebrations were discouraged by the Puritans.

May Day as Workers Day:  Author: History.com editors

May Day is an official holiday in 66 countries and unofficially celebrated in many more, but ironically it is rarely recognized as the labor focused day in the country where it began, the United States of America.  After the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland officially moved the U.S. celebration of Labor Day to the first Monday in September, intentionally severing ties with the international worker’s celebration for fear that it would built support for communism and other radical causes. Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to reinvent May Day in 1958, further distancing the memories of the Haymarket Riot, by declaring May 1 to be “Law Day,” celebrating the place of law in the creation of the United States.

A Minnesota May Day celebration: from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

For many in Minnesota, the May Day Parade is a time to celebrate the coming warmth with hand-built puppets and masks (some over 10 feet tall), music, and performance in the street.

But the essence of the parade is rooted in the local community and contemporary issues, concerns, and visions for a better world.

The spring of 1975 was our first May Day Festival.  Our original impetus for this Festival was quite simple. We wanted to give a gift to the community that was supporting our theatre, and to create a celebration that would bring people together out of their homes at the end of the winter.

The Vietnam War ended just 2 weeks before the event and our little procession was exuberantly joyful. We were a group of 50 or 60 people, an Earth puppet, a Water puppet, several birds, two accordions, and many banners. When we got to the park, we raised a Maypole puppet and hosted a few small performances and some May Day speeches.

Nowadays, the organizing work of the festival is a year-round task. Each February we host a public brainstorming session, when we invite all to share ideas and images towards developing the specific theme for the year. The thoughtful themes of the past years echo the pulse of our south Minneapolis neighborhoods, and as such, the chronology of themes tells a peculiarly imaginative history of the times. By the time the parade unfolds on the first Sunday of May, more than 50,000 people from near and far fill the streets both as participants and spectators for this day of celebration and community.

 

                                         U High '67 Reunion Attendees

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Check out Photo Gallery for reunion pics & classmates' 50-Year Snapshot Albums

Here, on our '67 Class Web Site, you can

  • create your own profile, with bio info and photos (see First Time Visitors)
  • keep track of classmates
  • share general photos (see Photo Gallery)
  • stay updated on future reunion plans

...plus other fun stuff to come.

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