Podcast episode about May festivities in Euskal Herria (20 min). It includes the script.
Special episode dedicated to May folklore and festivities in Euskal Herria. You will learn more about Mari as Queen of the Fairies in our lore, dendolatry or worship to the trees in popular beliefs and festivals, the use of some plants and natural elements in folk-magic practices and dances which are performed in front of the personification of the Queen of May and around our May pole.
The traditional music you will listen to is typical of this time of the year:
Baztango maitzeko erregina + zahagi dantza : https://youtu.be/SdTIPSJaixU
Maitzaren zinta dantza ( Maritzuli Konpania): https://youtu.be/mn0xCbxXjFo
Zinta dantza (Aiko taldea): https://youtu.be/cdsYlO0wJnQ