Timo's Tall Tales

May Tree and May Beetle

May 1st 2011 12:25 pm
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Today is May Day. That means putting up the May Tree and dancing around it with all the eligible young Maidens. Many villages in Germany have a May Tree. Mom is from Germany but she's from the northern part and they didn't have May Trees there. A May Tree is a very tall trunk of a tree that gets decorated with ribbons and a crown of evergreens. Then people dance around it. It also involves eating bratwurst and drinking beer. It is mostly meant to be a celebration for the young people. So that they can meet and dance and eat Bratwurst together.

In some villages the young men put a decorated May Tree in every young woman's yard. And in some places the man puts the tree only in the yard of the young woman he is interested in. There are a lot of different traditions aound the May Tree.

May 1st is also Laborday in Germany. It's where we commemorate what the Worker's Rights movement and the Unions have accomplished for the workers.

Last but not least, they have a May Beetle in Germany. See picture on my page. I don't think you guys have that beetle here in the USA, correct me if I'm wrong. Mom says the kids in Germany were always excited when they found one, because they are rare.

Happy May Day everypurr. Next year I want my own May Tree with lots of ribbons. Then you can all come over and we Doods will dance with all the young Maidens. We'll eat Bratwurst and grilled shrimp and drink nip lemonade.

Sing with me:
Schöne Maid, hast Du heut' für mich Zeit
Oh ja ho ja ho
Sag' bitte ja, dann bin ich nur für Dich da, oh bitte
Oh ja ho ja ho

Pretty Maiden, do you have time for me today,
Oh ja ho ja ho
Please say yes, then I will be here for you only, oh please
Oh ja ho ja ho

 
Purred by: CHARLEY BLEAU EYES (Catster Member)

May 1st 2011 at 1:39 pm

Sounds like fun. When does the party start???
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

May 1st 2011 at 2:12 pm

Charley, you'll have to wait 'til next year. Mom didn't get my May Tree up in time for this year.

 

Timo Katze - DB #105


 

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