▶ Maypole Dance at Wildwood - The music, in my opinion, leaves a little to be desired, but nonetheless this is a great example of a traditional May Pole dance. Ideally there should be male and female dancers to represent fertility, but other that that, this is a good look at a traditional maypole.
May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day