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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Maypole Dance 
Answer/Pointer: Maypole Dance. The pole, which need not be over seven feet high, must have an even number of gaily-colored ribbons tacked around and near the top. Ornament the top of the pole with colored streamers and suspend a wreath of flowers by means of two ribbons crossed and nailed on the top of the pole. Fasten the four ribbon ends to the flower wreath. The dancers stand facing alternately right and left, each holding a ribbon in the hand nearest the pole. Each dancer facing right passes under the ribbon held by the dancer facing opposite, then allows the next dancer to pass under his ribbon. In and out, over and under, the ribbons weave. Source: Celebrations, a unique treaury of holiday ideas . . ., by Becky Stevens Cordello. R 394.2697 Cor, p. 80. 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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