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Bavaria Germany-Maypole Tradition

The Maypole is a symbol to welcome the return of spring. It is traditional in the towns of southern Bavaria.  The pole is a usually a fir tree (sometimes pine is used) is stripped of its branches except for the very top.  The town decorates them in emblems, ribbons and flowers.

Fir tree used as a maypole
Maypole emblems
Maypole emblems and flags in Parkstein Germany
Bavarian Maypole
Maypole in the town of Parkstein Germany



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