Back in Blighty, May 1st is known as May Day. The unofficial start to summer, this is when the weather supposedly picks up and trees start to blossom. And our sources tell us that true to form, the sun is shining across the UK today. Ahh, what we’d do to be stood outside a local pub on a village green, sipping a pint of warm bitter….
One of our favorite of England’s many bizarre and antiquated customs is the Maypole. Originating in pagan Germany a long, long time ago, it is a wooden pole around which dancers wrap ribbons. A very strange sight indeed, and needless to say the association with May day has been lost in the mists of time.