1 May

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Its May Day

So we are drinking a...

Floral Martini

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The ancient pagan festival of May Day is celebrated throughout the northern hemisphere, but is particularly big in Germany, where it’s a national holiday.


May Day is all about welcoming the spring, chasing away evil spirits and, in Germany, relief that Witches' Night, or Walpurgisnacht, is over. In towns everywhere, the community turns out to the square for the ceremonial raising of the maypole (Maibaum) and the festivities that follow, with traditional music, dances and, of course, beer and sausage.

The earliest May Day celebrations can be traced back to the Floralia, or festival of Flora, which was held to worship the Roman goddess of flowers, and that's why today we will be light-heartedly drinking a Floral Martini.

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