Wednesday, July 09, 2008

For the Boys


It's not just the women who get to wear crazy stuff on their heads. Most of the guys just wear slightly funny hats. But some of them, in the true pagan spirit (as we understand it) go all-out with wreaths of oak leaves, which are somewhat bushier than the floral wreaths. According to the tradition, the oak is a symbol of masculinity, while linden is for the ladies. No word on whether this folk tradition was the inspiration for Cabbage Head.

4 comments:

Erin said...

Nice Kids shout out there, hoss.

Good to see you guys are settling in and chronicling the local flavor! Wacky folk festivals are my favorite feature on this here blog.

Dick & Rita Johnson said...

We are thrilled to see that the Blog is continuing..... Dick and I love to follow your adventures via your blog. Glad that you get to settle in before the temperatures turn cold. Love to you both from the Johnson's!

Robyn said...

Isn't this kind of like shooting fish in a bucket for the staff photographer?

Madeline said...

oh elusive blogger, where is the photo of YOU demonstrating your masculinity with a large leafy oak wreath?