Madrun (madrun) wrote in cr_r,
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Maypole questions

In researching Beltaine customs, I have found several places that state maypoles and some other Beltaine customs celebrated in Celtic countries are imports. Some traditions are supposed to be Saxon/Germanic and some Roman from Floralia, all imported from Britain. Can anyone clear this up once and for all?

Here is what I've read:

Maypoles are Germanic but have been celebrated for so long that they are now considered traditional.

Crowning a May Queen and May King/King and Queen of Mis-Rule/Green Man is Roman.

Dancing around the Maypole weaving ribbons is from Victorian England.
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