Do you remember May Altars? It was a tradition each year at St. Ed's to position Mary's statue on a little table in a prominent place and to surround it with decorations. We brought fresh flowers every day and placed them in vases. Lilacs and tulips were popular. The Sisters always cautioned us to the the flowers from our own gardens, not the neighbors'! Daily during May we prayed Marian prayers, especially the Rosary, and sang Marian hymns in Mary's honor. At the end of the month we had a May Crowning.
In recent decades this tradition of a May Crowning receded in popularity, but I revived it in our parish religious education program. St. Edward also has continued the tradition.