May Day is celebrated around the world in many ways. Little May baskets filled with May flowers are left on front doors in America. In Europe children (and grownup's) dance and wind ribbons around a tall Maypole. King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a lucky charm in 1561, so he started a tradition of giving out lilies of the valley to the ladies of the court every May Day. And in Scotland, students gather on the beach and run into the North Sea at sunrise.