The more we spun the happier we got. We giggled as we ran faster around the pole, proudly holding our ribbons. I was thinking about how amazing I felt until the shocking noise of a gunshot came upon us. I disappeared, hoping to not get caught by a bullet. I looked around to ensure no one was hurt, but Marie was on the ground. I remained invisible as I approached Marie with tears in my eyes, but Candi did not.
May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day