In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Whatever happened to good old May Queen's, Morris dancing and ribbon dancing around a maypole.
- The maypole dancing unfortunately coincided with a particularly heavy shower but the young performers bravely completed their routine despite the deluge.
- These two are erecting a maypole and tent for the annual garden fest to delight the local children.
- The lord watched his daughter dance the maypole with the other young people.
- I'll just go and run a couple of times round a maypole and decide.
- As the sun came up, pipers played and visitors watched fire juggling and danced around a maypole.
- It is everywhere taken as the first sure sign of spring, and in England it is used to decorate the traditional maypole.
- Children were gathered around the maypole, holding onto the brightly colored ribbons, and dancing around.
- Get ye to a maypole dance for more traditional sorts of fertility blessings.
- There seems to be a sense that the core dynamic is the same: nursing, for all its new independence and expertise, is still dancing around the medical maypole.
- The symbolism of the pole decorated with ribbons and garlands was deeply offensive to the Puritans and maypoles were forbidden by Oliver Cromwell's parliament from 1644.
- How could he not dance in uniform round the maypole with the rest of them?
- The largest piece of art was a working carousel that blew bubbles and was festooned with fake animals, flowers and ribbons - literally a maypole come to life.
- In many countries, a maypole with long ribbons attached to the top is part of the celebration.
- Now we are asked to hold hands and dance around the maypole together, celebrating mediocrity.
- I remember holding a maypole while my girlfriends danced around me.
- Jock-bashing is just another grand old English tradition, a bit like morris dancing or cavorting round a maypole.
- There will be music, maypole dancing and face painting.
- The village is the site of one of the last remaining maypoles in England and locals celebrate in style with a weekend of dancing, entertainment and drinking.
- I'm a little too old and far too creaky to dance round the maypole but I did do a little jig by the oak tree.
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