Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Where are the maypoles?
Well, that's what I'm wondering. I have been living in England on and off since 1999 and I have never ever seen a maypole in the flesh, so to speak. During the London Olympics opening ceremony, yes, and on television sometimes, I have seen some of them. But not a single maypole "live," or any ceremony related to it. And I kind of like this primitive and Pagan tradition of the maypole, its symbolism of fertility and of Springtime. I wished I had seen one and taken a few pictures of it to share on this blog. But so far, I have not been lucky. But I will try my very best in the following days (!), before the month ends to find a maypole in one of English towns and villages nearby. I might get lucky. If not, then this will have to wait until next year.