We aim to take photographs of all the local events and activities in our community. Some readers have kindly sent in pictures of their holidays which you may enjoy viewing as well.
The Altrincham Festival took place in July and our photographer was there to capture the days festivities.
All of the pictures have been uploaded onto our website www.haahandbook.co.uk and are available to download free of charge.
All of our pictures are available to download for free.
“But I must gather knots of flowers, And buds and garlands gay, For I’m to be Queeno’ the May, mother, I’m to be Queeno’ the May.’ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Happy May Day! I can’t believe we are already in a new month with holidays to plan and high expectations for a warm and sunny spring. While we might see May as the height of spring, the 1st May is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and holiday. It is celebrated in many cultures with a special festive ceremony or parade to welcome the fullness of spring. Many of the celebrations include fertility celebrations, a cleansing and releasing of the energies of the month’s gone by, and re-affirming and planting new seeds for the months ahead, so lets get out into the garden.
The name for the month of ‘May’ is believed to derive from ‘Maia’ who was revered as the Roman Goddess of Springtime, Growth and Increase, and the moth of mercury, the winged messenger of the Gods.
When the May Day Bank Holiday was first introduced in 1978 it was the first bank holiday to affect the state school calendar. Celebrated on the first Monday of the month, typical English rites and celebrations include Morris Dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing round a Maypole. Is this how you celebrate May Day? Or do you perhaps prefer a more relaxed celebration? However you may spend your Bank Holidays, I hope you have a lovely day!
Finally, congratulations to all those that took part in the Manchester Marathon in April and to the hundreds of spectators that cheered the runners and walkers from start to finish through the streets of Sale, Timperley and Altrincham. Thousands of pounds were raised for local and national charities and photo’s of the runners can be seen on our website
www.haahandbook.co.uk and downloaded free of charge.
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