Intangible Heritage

Gančani May-pole

traditions and customs


In Gančani, erecting May-pole is part of the rural heritage. Basically, it is a religious folk festivity. In Gančani, erection of May poles dates back to 1919, when the young set them up in honor of Virgin Mary for their lucky return from the First World War. The 18-year-olds gathered on the first Friday of the New Year and then every Friday until the May pole was set up. The May pole is decorated with paper flowers and ribbons. The most important events began on the last day of April. The May pole stands throughout May, sometimes longer.

Information on digitization

Name of site
Other settlement names
Conveyance of tradition, knowledge or activity
Local community Gančani
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300 dpi
Restrictions on use
Brez omejitev
Date of documentation
Person documenting
Tadeja Andrejek

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