El Maypole es un palo largo que se pone en vertical para celebrar el May Day (primero de mayo). De este palo cuelgan tiras de colores con lazos y a veces flores u otras decoraciones.

En el Maypole tradicional inglés, cuando terminan, las cintas se quedan desenredadas.

Los niños de mi cole bailaron el Maypole, que majos.

Maypole en Styal

Las cintas de colores

Baila que te baila

Detalle colorines

In the countryside, may dances and maypoles appeared sporadically even during the Interregnum, but the practice was revived substantially and joyously after the Restoration. By the 19th century, the maypole had been subsumed into the symbology of “Merry England“. The addition of intertwining ribbons seems to have been influenced by a combination of 19th century theatrical fashion and visionary individuals such as John Ruskin in the 19th century. Pairs of boys and girls (or men and women) stand alternately around the base of the pole, each holding the end of a ribbon. They weave in and around each other, boys going one way and girls going the other and the ribbons are woven together around the pole until the merry-makers meet at the base.

En españa, si no me equivoco, tenemos la cucaña, el palo que se engrasa y que arriba tiene jamones colgados ¿no? Pero no hay bailes ¿o si…?

2 comentarios

  1. marcoiris
    2:37 pm on 12 junio, 2009

    mola! parece divertido, seguro que se lo pasaron pipa 😉

  2. Hay una Jota aragonesa que se baila así, con un palo y cintas 😀