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  • 1. MAY DAY By Maria Angeles Zaragoza and Ana María Arias
  • 2. The origin of the May Day
    • May Day has a pagan connection.
    • Marks the end of winter.
    • The Celts made a festival called Beltane.
    • The Romans had a festival too, it was Floralia.
  • 3. The tradition of Maypole
    • Every English village had a Maypole.
    • Trees have always been the symbol of vitality and fertility of nature.
    • People celebrate May Day by dancing and singing around the Maypole.
  • 4. The tradition of Maypole
  • 5. Interesting facts
    • The tallest maypole is said to have been erected in london in 1161.
    • 143 feet = 43.50 metres
  • 6. May Queen
    • Also part of the celebration was the crowning of a May Queen.
    • She was chosen among the pretty girls of
    • the village.
  • 7. Facewashing in May Dew
    • May Day Dew had the power to restore beauty.
    • Girls used to nurture a belief...
  • 8. May Day and flowers
    • During May Day people:
    • Collect flowers
    • Decorate their homes
    • play games, sing and dance
    • Dance around a Maypole
    • Morris dance
  • 9. Morris Dance
    • T here are several teories about its origins.
    T he name may come to E ngland from the moors of N orth A frica because the dancers sometimes painted their faces black.
  • 10. M orris D ance
    • T he dancing is accompanied by an accordeon player and a melodeon or fiddle player.
    D ancers wear different clothes depending on the part of the country in which they dance.
  • 11. M orris D ance
    • There are 6 or 8 dancers arranged in two lines or in a circle facing each other.
    • T hey carry white handkerchiefs or short sticks.
    • S ome dancers have bell-pads tied at their knees.
  • 12. May Day today
    • I n some places in E ngland, may day celebrations still begin at sunset on 30 April.
    • In Charlton-on-Otmoor (Oxford),May Day is held involving all the children from the Primary School.
  • 13. May Day today
    • In London, May Day is celebrated on May 1st, Today they also celebrate Labor Day. It T akes place on the B ank H oliday weekend. In L ondon many different activities and attractions are rganized for the whole family in the parks
  • 14. May Day around the world
    • In Hawai, they call it Lei Day.
    • In France, the cows are led in parades with many flowers attached to their tails.
    In Germany, the boys secretely plant a May tree in front of the window of the girl they love.
  • 15. ¡¡¡HAPPY MAY DAY!!!