Besides what the Name ‘California’ and ‘Oregon’ mean.
The May Pole, I was told that it was a celebration on the first day of May and was basically a rite of Spring.
But I wasn’t told that the ‘May Pole’ was a large phallic symbol and signaled the ‘correct time’ for a woman to get pregnant. The reason was to have the baby born in the middle of the next winter so the woman would be ready and ok to get back to work for the next spring’s planting time.
L’il Abner had it right after all in his ‘Sadie Hawkins Day’, an American folk event, however, this day had reality from all over Europe in the ‘May Pole’ celebrations.