Ah, May 1st, May Day, The Beltane Sabbat. Originally a Druid fire festival celebrating the union of the Goddess and the Horned god, it is now a time for good wishes. In her book "Everyday Wicca," Gerina Dunwich describes it like this:
On the first day of May (or anytime after sunset on Beltane Eve, April 30) write your secret wishes, blessings, thanksgivings, prayers for hearings, and so forth upon small slips of green paper or leaves. Roll them into little "scrolls" and tuck them into a wreath fashioned from braided vines or twigs. Cast the wreath into a blazing Beltane fire, and say:
Sacred fire, blazing so bring
Accept this offering to your light.
Burn into ash,
Turn into smoke,
O Beltane fire-drakes I invoke.
In other news, May 1st also marks the first day of the Order of the Illuminati (the ancient occult sect and secret order dedicated to the study of forbidden books, Tantric mysticism, and ceremonial magic) was founded in Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt.
Can you guess what year?
1776, the same year as the USA started.