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May 1, 2018

Today is May Day — time to dance around the May pole

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:14 pm

When I was a young girl in the state of Missouri, we danced around the May pole, as shown in the photo above. When I lived in Germany, I saw lots of May pole dancing. This was always done by girls — no boys allowed.


  1. We used to crown Mary the May queen. Young girls dress in Spring colors (and boys as well but the event is more of a girl thing). And after mass there’s a formal ceremony of crowning a statue of Mary with a flower crown

    Comment by blake121666 — May 2, 2018 @ 8:21 pm

  2. F—k Mayday. The socialist douchebags twisted it around to suit their needs.

    Comment by Tim — May 2, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

  3. Traditions changed from region to region

    In addition, there is also the custom that the young, unmarried men of a village in front of the houses of all unmarried women, smaller May trees, so-called Maien (mostly birch or in the Upper Swabian firs), as a “favor proof” set up. In some parts of Germany, for example in the Rhineland, in the Bergisches Land, in Franconia and in Swabia, it is common for male adolescents to attach a tree only to their beloved’s house. In general, the birch trees are decorated with colorful crepe paper.

    Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — May 2, 2018 @ 9:42 am

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