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Vintage Steinbach Painted Wooden May Pole Day German Austrian Music Box Wood For Sale
This sale is for a GORGEOUS, Beautiful Steinbach Vintage Painted Wooden Wood May Pole German Austrian Girls Birds Music Box. The music box does not wind or play music, something with the internal mechanism is out of place. Needs to be taken apart. When the top metal plate is spun, the girls spin in place and spin their ribbons on the May pole. Can probably be fixed but is sold as is.There is some paint loss on the yellow dressed girl. A very eye-catching vintage music box. It measures 7 1/2" tall by about 3" diameter. It plays the song "Der Froehliche Wanderer" as stated on gold sticker on bottom. May Day (Der Erste Mai, Tag der Arbeit) is an ancient festival
to welcome the spring weather and to drive away evil spirits. It is also
an occasion to campaign for and celebrate workers rights, particularly
in Berlin. May 1 is a public holiday in all German states.What do people do?
Many people in Germany observe the night between April 30 and May 1 as Witches or Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht, Hexennacht).
People in some areas light bonfires and spend the evening and night
outside. Young people may play pranks, such as moving their neighbors'
garden furniture or ornaments to other properties. Maypoles are also
prepared for the following morning, known as May Day. Young men in
Rhineland may put a branch wrapped in colorful ribbons in the garden of a
girl he would like to marry. Young women place these branches in the
gardens of young men during leap years.
On May 1, some people organize or attend marches or rallies to
campaign for or celebrate workers' rights in Germany or abroad. These
events may be tied with campaigns from other European countries. The
largest march occurs in Berlin-Kreuzberg, an area of Berlin, and
attracts many political activists.
Other people spend some time outdoors enjoying the spring weather on
May Day. If this holiday falls close to Ascension Day or the Pentecost
weekend, many people take a portion of their annual leave and go on a
short vacation in Germany or a neighboring country.
May 1 is a public holiday and post offices, banks and many businesses
are closed. Nearly all stores are closed, although they may be open in
tourist areas. However, bakeries, petrol stations and stores at railway
stations, airports and along highways are often open.
Public transport services may run a normal, reduced or no service
depending on where one lives or wants to travel. Traffic may be
disrupted in town centers where large parades are held.
Traditionally, people believed that witches held Walpurgis Night
celebrations on the summit of the Blocksberg, a mountain in the state of
Saxony-Anhalt, on the night between April 30 and May 1. People believed
that it was dangerous to be outside on this night so they lit fires and
danced wildly to deter the witches from coming too close to them or
their homes. These traditions lead to the custom of lighting fires and
erecting maypoles still seen today.
May Day (or Labor Day) celebrations and similar observances on workers' rights are worldwide.
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Vintage Steinbach Painted Wooden May Pole Day German Austrian Music Box Wood: $35