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.