Last Sunday my daughter and I set out for a long walk along the urban river. She embraces the outdoors with precocious gusto, discovering the simple wonders of flowers and animals and rocks to be thrown into the water. On this excursion, with her rain boots and tiny hiking pants, she discovered the joys of stomping in the shallows, and of watching schools of tiny fish. We walked close to a mile downriver to where you can watch the planes come in over the spot where the river widens and the waterfowl gather in the shadow of the old bridge, and both earned a long nap. It will soon be too hot to undertake such an excursion after 9 a.m., but for now the temperature is just right, and the world around us is green, charged with the juice of spring rain.
https://www.waldorfpublications.org/blogs/book-news/21208897-may-day-in-the-waldorf-school - Steiner in turn influenced by Rosicrucian and other mystical movements attempting to revive pagan, non-christian ritual practices. Morton from wikipedia: Thomas Morton was born in Devon in 1579, into a conservative Anglican family belonging to the landed gentry. Devon at that time was seen as the "dark corner of the land" by Protestant reformers, for its traditionalist intransigence, which included not only a High Church Anglicanism that shared many traits with Catholicism, but a paternalistic populism combined with rural folk tradition that to the Puritans seemed close to paganism. To locals, however, it was merely "Old England"—a culture firmly ingrained in them.
Good luck with the transition to a new platform.
I'm reminded that the school I attended in Wharton County, Texas, for grades 3-8 held an annual May Fete, the highlight of which was the fourth graders performing the traditional maypole dance. As I recall, it was a much more solemn affair than its historical precedents would predict!