Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy May Day - The Maypole Dance

 Happy May Day to you all.  I remember dancing around the maypole in primary school and also the wonderful stories my Mom would tell us about when she was young and all the girls would be dressed in white and dance around the Maypole.  What a wonderful custom and it's too bad that we don't practice and celebrate these rituals that denote the change in seasons.  When we do, we are more connected to that which we are and the unity of all life. 



I really enjoyed this video and didn't they do such a good job ... it's not easy to do.



I can just imagine my Mom in this picture.  Oh what fun they must have had.  So with that thought I do so wish for you all a fun-filled and joyous May Day !





19 comments:

Gina said...

What beautiful images..thank you for sharing.
A Blessed Beltane to you too :D XXX

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Mina .... I'll be welcoming Blessed Beltane tonight from our front door with a wonderful greeting ... I must post about this when I can. Love and May Her Light Shine Upon You and All !

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Great post! I love this and the Maypole video is awesome! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing this and Happy May Day to you and Blessed Beltane also to you and yours, my dear sister!

Brightest Blessngs,

Kim

Magic Love Crow said...

What a beautiful video and beautiful picture! Thank you so much for sharing both of these ;o) Happy May Day and Happy Beltane to you ;o) Hugs ;o)

ArtSings1946 said...

Dear Kim and Stacy, thanks for your positive comments. Joyful Beltane to you both. Oh, how I wish people could celebrate this season with the old ways ... maybe someday soon. In the meantime, may She bless and shine her loving light upon you both.

Kat of EmKatCreations said...

How fun! Happy May Day to you as well!

Simona Cordara said...

We have nothing like that in Italy, for what I know. I Love all old traditions.

Elettrarossa said...

...Wonderful! I'm glad today we celebrate labour day, so happy may day to all of you! Instead, as ancient rural tradition, in my homeland the first of may we used to burn a giant puppet representing winter, with people all around in a huge circle. I did it once, and it was a great show :D

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Kat ... happiness always.

Simona, thanks for your comments. You should check out Elettarossa's comment. She's from Italy as well.

Elettrarossa, thanks for your interesting and informative comment. I do believe the ancients celebrated this day is similar ways. Makes you think.

Happiness to all of you.

Kristin said...

Oh that is so cool! I watched it with my 6-year-old and we both enjoyed it, thank you and happy May Day to you! xoxo

Mina said...

Wishing you a very happy belated May day and thank you so much for sharing that enchanting video of the splendor of the maypole dance. Hugs, Mina

ArtSings1946 said...

Mina and Kristin, thanks for your heart warming comments. I am so glad you shared this with your 6 year old Kristin. Oh how I hope that some of these enchanting customs do make their way back into our society.

Love and Light to you both.

Kristin Aquariann said...

How lovely! I have never participated in a Maypole dance, but would jump at the chance.

the real mia said...

I love that old photo of the May Pole. What a different time huh?

Style-Delights said...

Such a cool tradition and lovely pictures! I have herd about this tradition but never saw one! BTW, I am your newest follower! You have a lovely blog! Came here via blog-hop and now following you! I'd appreciate if you please check out my blog and follow back!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Kristin A and the Mia for your comments. I'm always happy when my followers are happy.

Thanks StyleDelights for becoming one of my new followers and for your comments. I'll have to look up your blog.

Love and Light to ALL>

Cherie said...

What a lovely blog and lovely images.

The children put up a maypole and dance at my daughter's primary school.
They get into a terrible tangle sometimes. Is's lovely to watch!

Victoria said...

Fabulous post!!! Shine on kindred! Blessings of May and Beltane!!
Victoria

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Cherie for your comments. Where are you located??? I was wondering if anywhere in these United States this is still done. I have a memory of dancing around the Maypole ... but I'm not really sure what life's memory it is from.

And, Victoria, oh shine on also dear spirit sister. Beltane is a glorious time of the year isn't it.

Happiness to you both !