Jim: What are those long ribbons hanging down from the top of the Maypole for?
But when I'm thinking about war, I don't want to prance around the Maypole.
Children dance around a maypole a centuries - old tradition that is still thriving in eastern Europe.
Another is to decorate a maypole with ribbons.
To recreate the country's Midsummer celebration, people in traditional dress danced around a maypole.