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April 13 2011 German Culture Newsletter
May 1st is a public holiday in Germany, and May Day celebrations in many parts of the country involve Maypoles, Mayhem and Fun. In fact chaotic sometimes describes May Day Eve.
It is very different from the May Day parades with soldiers, rifles and tanks of communist countries, including in the former East Germany.
Here is the latest article from the German Culture site at BellaOnline
Walpurgisnacht, May Day and Maibaum in Germany
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Francine McKenna, German Culture Editor
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