There's great magic on the 1st of May or May Day. The ancient Celtic people divided the year into two seasons - Winter and Summer. May 1st was the dividing point and signaled the change from the end of Winter to the beginning of Summer. Great relief, great joy and great excitement that the warmer weather was officially here to stay for a whole season. No wonder they had a celebration!
To share in some of this magic, you need to wake early enough to catch some of the dew on the morn of May 1st ... and lovingly smooth it across your face. I can attest to the truth that this beauty treatment is particularly refreshing!
No hawthorn tree? No worries. An alternate verse allows you to use dew drops from any tree, bush or even the grass.
Happy May Day!
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