Brooms, Weddings and May Day Dew

Bluebells in our local wood on May Day 2016

Did you remember to wash your face in the early May morning dew today? According to superstition, the dew has magic properties on this day and anyone who washes their face in it will have a beautiful complexion for the rest of the year. Now I don’t usually hold with superstition, but I admit to rubbing my dew-laden hands over my face this morning 🙂 Well, you never know, right?

While researching folklore specific to the day, I’ve found tons of superstitions and customs which are providing fabulous fodder for future stories. They range from not buying a new broom to avoiding getting married… “Marry in May, and you’ll Rue the Day”. The latter doesn’t hold for me though because I married the love of my life in May and we’ve been happily hitched for, ahem, a few decades now.

If you want to read more about the customs and beliefs associated with the month of May take a look at this site




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