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Swedish maypole

–Informant Info– Nationality: United States of America Age: 45 Occupation: Relationship Banker, Chase Bank Residence: Laguna Niguel, CA Date of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021 Primary Language: English Other Language(s): Swedish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (SC). HS: So what is one of your favorite customs that… Continue Reading »

Maypole Dance at Waldorf School

This friend told me this story late at night in the kitchen on May 1, 2021. We were surrounded by four other friends who moved in and out of the room, and he spoke about his experience attending annual Maypole celebrations at a New York (Ghent) Waldorf School. * “I went to a very alternative… Continue Reading »

Midsummer (Sweden)

And then we have our Midsummer…which is the biggest drinking holiday in the world I would say. It’s the Friday of, that’s the closest to the summer solstice. And the origin is, that way back when we were pagan, we would pray to the gods for a good harvest. So…we would raise a maypole…which is… Continue Reading »