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May Day and Mother Goose Day
May 1, 2016
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of May, repeating indefinitely
May Day is celebrated throughout the world annually on May 1st. It is a major holiday in the United Kingdom, Indian, Romania, Sweden, and Norway. In some countries, the day is celebrated as Labor Day. It is a celebration of the arrival of Spring!
Mother Goose Day is a celebration of classic nursery rhymes of long ago that are quickly passing into the realms of history. Established in 1987, Mother Goose Day aims to promote pre-school reading and learning via nursery rhymes, and it is acknowledged across many cities, by establishments such as preschools, kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, libraries, and daycare centers. Wee Wisdom always honors Mother Goose Rhymes by including Wee Wisdom versions at May’s graduation ceremonies. However, there are various other ways for adults and children to celebrate Mother Goose Day:
- Make a list of your favorite nursery rhymes or try writing a rhyme yourself.
- Choose one of the nursery rhymes and act it out…or draw pictures to illustrate the rhyme.
- Watch videos of favorite nursery rhymes and sing along with the songs.
- Groups of children can recite favorite nursery rhymes with everyone taking a turn to deliver a line or two.