The importance of May Day, as a fairy time, was something I discovered from the Reader's Digest book of Folklore, Myths and Legends (1973) - which my favourite Aunt and Uncle had bought on publication, and which I read and memorised on holidays.
Later, after I became a medical student, post-graduate and staff member at Newcastle University; I celebrated May Day by attending the celebrations in the quadrangle
...the highlight of which was the Rapper Sword dancing of the Kingsmen - our local variant of Morris to usher in the summer.
After which there would be singing of (what else?) Now is the Month of Maying, by Thomas Morley - the best known of all the Tudor 'Madrigals' from 1595:
This year? I took one of my usual walks - but this time saw the flowers on Beech Trees... something that I have never actually noticed before.