When I was little, May Day meant hanging a basket of flowers on someone's door, knocking, and running away so they didn’t know who had surprised them. It’s funny how easily kids believe that they can fool adults. How many people would make a basket out of paper, fill it with violets and hang it on your door?
We also had a maypole on our playground. Not the traditional pagan festival piece, but the playground equipment. They have been deemed dangerous and removed; I haven’t seen one in years. It wasn’t easy to even find pics of them! In retrospect, they probably aren’t safe, but man, were they fun!
Check out the merry-go-round, another piece of playground equipment you don’t see much anymore. You could twirl on these things until you were sick. I’d love to have on in my yard!