“The maypole is a common part of Beltane festivals.”
“At any rate, it appears that the cobblers 'apprentices chose to call their maypole "Fidlovatchka," and that they carried it about on their feast-day, the Wednesday after Easter.”
“Whiskey and beer flowed freely, and whites and Indians cavorted, copulated, and danced wildly around a maypole, a Pagan invention that had become the symbol of fun and leisure in villages across England.”
“Puritans in England and the New World called for banning the maypole and May Day festivals.”
“This is a strange, liminal object: a maypole bedecked with slim red and black ribbons and chains from which hang aluminium plaques bearing grisly two-dimensional images of severed heads.”
“Forty years later, Barrow takes The Queue and uses it as a highly idiosyncratic maypole around which stories of the brothers' childhood, adolescence and early adulthood cavort and whirl.”
“Southbank Centre, SE1, to 25 Apr Cuckoo Festival, Marsden, SatMorris dancers around a maypole, workshops, storytelling, crafts, street theatre, a rubber duck race and the time-honoured village cuckoo procession bring a touch of olde worlde mythic magic to this spring party.”
“Ribbons, pearl and purple, dangle from the maypole down to the pale hands of children, who pull them, giggling.”
“He's just kind of standing there while Lacey does her best maypole dancing around him.”
“Today's revellers can enjoy live music, morris and maypole dancing, wacky races, tea and Banbury cakes before gorging themselves at a "feast of the beasts" banquet.”
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Cultural realia from Hungary.
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words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
Some words of from XTC songs that I like or for some reason stand out. That and a dollar will get you a ride on the bus.
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