THE LEGEND OF MAYPOLE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
May Day Festival
nationalities celebrate the May Day festival where you will see
young ladies dancing around the maypole holding on to ribbons or
vines and creating unique braided ribbons.
However, this ritual was at one time
celebrated in quite a different way. The origin is that the Maypole
was a pagan phallic symbol of fertility. The ribbons were plaited by
young virgins during the festival. This was considered the rites of
spring to ensure the fertility of the land for the people. However,
many of the young girls would lose their virginity at the end of the
Leaving out all the sorted details, the
dance and rite of spring was a beautiful thing to watch, as there
may have been several rings of girls all with beautiful ribbons
being created in order to provide fertility for the land for their
people. The May flowers adorned the top of the pole and would drift
down upon the girls as they danced and many would fall onto the
spectators giving the entire scene a magical feel.
Today, many of the beautiful flowers
and even the ribbons have been replaced with plastic garlands. The
girls now perform a type of ballet dance but the rite of spring is
still in the center of the legend.
The festival begins during the day and
proceeds long into the night with bonfires and couples arm in arm.
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