Have you ever seen a Maypole dance? Haiku Maui has one.

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Have you ever seen a Maypole dance? Haiku Maui has one.

We were lucky to be invited to a neighbor's Mayday celebration over the weekend, where they had their 10th annual Maypole dance on a beautiful sunny day in Haiku Maui.

maypole dance in Haiku Maui HI 2015

They had a huge pole of bamboo placed into a hole in the yard, with many colorful ribbons attached at the top. Each participant holds a ribbon as they dance around the pole in 2 directions, weaving in and out of each other. An array of hand drummers beat out the time during the process which took well over half an hour. As the ribbons weave together they get shorter and shorter and the dancers get closer together around the central pole, to the point where it's no longer possible to keep going.

Have you ever seen a Maypole dance? Haiku Maui has one.

The ribbons are tied off, resulting in a nicely decorated pole, and lots of happy dancers who can now take a break.

What a fun way to celebrate spring, and all the good things about life in Haiku Maui. Some people really know how to bring a community together!  The potluck food was fabulous and plentiful, and everyone was having a good time. This was a private event so I won't give out too many details.

wrapped maypole at the end

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

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Thanks for sharing Georgie.   I have never had the opportunity to see a Maypole dance, but thanks to your great pictures, its almost like I was there.

May 05, 2015 02:28 PM #1
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Yes...my local Sweedish community does one evert year....fun to watch.

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I have heard of it but I am not sure if I have ever seen one.

Thanks for expanding my knowledge base

May 05, 2015 03:31 PM #3
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I have but never one performed on your beautiful island of Maui Georgie Hunter 

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 Good morning Georgie. I have not witnessed a May Pole dance myself. However, I have seen them on video. Quite impressive!

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Georgie Hunter The last time a witnessed a Maypole Dance was in grade school. I sure would not want to be the person required to untangle all the ribbons!

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Georgie...it has been a very long time since I saw a Maypole! Great photos from your beautiful area.

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Georgie, I'm amazed to learn they do this in Haiku Maui.  It's been a tradition in Germany that is still taking place today.  

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Georgie, I have to say that every time I visit your blog, I have such an enjoyable time! I certainly don't get here often enough. I did bookmark this for a future Tuesday Travelogue as this would be an excellent one--love the pictures, too!!!

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