May Day!

Discussion in 'Holidays & Traditions' started by Hal Pollner, May 1, 2019.

  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Do any of you remember the May Day tradition when you were young school kids?

    We danced around the May Pole holding bright ribbons tied to the pole.

    You don't remember this?

    Then it's probably because you're too young, and the tradition had died off before your time.

    Forget it then.:(

    Hal
     
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  2. Bobby Cole

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    Yes, we did the same and whilst we were doing that, the U.S.S.R was having their little parade.

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    I remember it once in school, watching the pole dance, at a performance in the gym. Must have been first grade, 1952. The older kids participated. Looked too complicated to me. Then it disappeared.

    Didn't someone associate it with Communism somehow? The Fifties hysteria?
     
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    I was a child in the 60's but I remember the Maypole very well...in fact we still have traditional Maypole dancing at village fetes and festivals , occasionally


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    @Nancy Hart
    You have revealed that my age exceeds yours by one year! :) It's a good thing!
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    Well, gang...I'm heartened that SOME of you remember the holiday!

    That picture was from the Soviet May Day...a good opportunity for Stalin to show off his military might. (He died in 1953), and I believe it was Khruschev who became General Secretary of the Party, and later Chairman in 1958.

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