Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1500 Gathering Branches for Fertility in May

1500 - Book of Hours by Jean Poyer, known as The Hours of Henry VIII - May - Picking Branches

In May, during the 16C, ladies & gentlemen often participated in traditional May festivities, such as couples heading for the woods to collect flowers & green branches to decorate their homes. It was a celebration of a return to life & fertility.