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.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Y'know, I bet there'd be one in Glastonbury. That place is LOADED with pagans.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

my kids school had a maypole each year. something tells me they didn't associate it with pagans though.