May Day, Traditions 1

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Florentine Vermeiren on May 4, 2013

Expulsion of illegal Dutch boat people?

Kevin Childress on May 4, 2013

HAHAHAHA at Florentine's comment!!

I don't have a clue what they're doing but at least one of them is having a lot of fun!

Sixten Imgs on May 4, 2013

I see what you mean, Florentine, but not this time :) And also it's not the finding of some badly lost celebrators after this week's party in Holland.

Kevin, as a kayaker you clearly recognize the sensation of sitting in the ice water...

This dipping belongs to the traditions of the first year's students in the local university of technology.

Thanks for your interest and cool comments!

David Wilson on May 4, 2013

If they sink to the bottom and don't come up, then they are not warlocks and are free to go (even though now dead). If they float they are warlocks and will be burnt at the stake.

Florentine Vermeiren on May 5, 2013

I already know of the strange way to celebrate midsummer there but knew nothing of the spring celebration through the warlock test.

I'm getting curious about Autumn and Winter traditions. Pictures? :-D

David Wilson on May 5, 2013{slash}wiki{slash}Ducking_stool and see "Use in identifying witches" towards the bottom of the page.

Sixten Imgs on May 5, 2013

Thank you, David. Excellent trial, or should I say theory in this case. Fortunately this photo collection covers only four decades, not four centuries.

Florentine, I think it is better to study the rules, terms and conditions of this site first, and very carefully. Not looking for an expulsion from here :)

Florentine Vermeiren on May 6, 2013

OK. Thanks for warning me, Sixten. I guess I'll have to admire the strange costumes of Finland from a safe distance and stick to Madagascar, where, eg.a long journey on route nationale nr.5, could turn out to to be safer for me :-)

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