Don't know if it is true of not but it makes an interesting story and sounds believable considering he was talking about before Christianity had taken root in most of Europe.
You know Obama will be celebrating (in private).
May 1 celebrations and may pole dancing were forbidden in Puritan New England long before the Illuminati.
I remember when it was celebrated in the US with the giving of candy in the night, kind of an opposite to Halloween. People gave candy to the homeowner.
I guess it fell out of favor when the commies celebrated on that day.
I think that “naked” thing was a bit of wishful thinking on the Unks part.
For some time Ive been researching Celtic history and your Uncle was correct. Today (1 May) is a Pagan holiday called Beltane or Beltaine. It signifies the first day of Spring. It was historically a Gaelic festival celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Bealtaine and Samhain were the leading terminal dates of the civil year in medieval Ireland, though the latter festival was the more important. The festival regained popularity during the Celtic Revival and remains observed in the Celtic Nations and the Irish diaspora. Thats when the young maidens would dance around the May Pole. Some places they go down to the beach on the night of 30 Apr and build a bonfire and stay up all night drinking and doing other things to celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring.
” The unmarried girls of age 16 to about 23(I guess older than that was considered hopeless)would all undress and on a signal would swarm out and dance around the may pole,stark naked,for about 20 minutes.”
That sounds more interesting ;-)
Especially if well illustrated ;-)