May 1st at Charlie’s
Saturday May 1st at Charlie’s in the Historic Water Street Inn
Join us at Charlie’s for our 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party sponsored by Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam. We’ll start crafting mint juleps just the way you like them starting at 10am and we’ll keep going until the big race.
Chris Johnson from Wirtz Beverage will be here again with the wager-board so you can bet on your favorite horse (non-monetary betting) and the winners will receive some special prizes that Chris will be bringing along.on your favorite horse (non-monetary betting) and the winners will receive some special prizes that Chris will be bringing along.
May 1st is an important Day in Ireland, Beltane
In Celtic religion a festival held on the first day of May, celebrating the beginning of summer and open pasturing. Beltane was one of two turning points in the year, the other being November 1 (Samhain), the start of winter. At both, the bounds between the human and supernatural worlds were erased. On May Eve, witches and fairies roamed freely, and measures had to be taken against their enchantments. As late as the 19th century in Ireland, cattle were driven between two bonfires on Beltane as a magical means of protecting them from disease.