Avernakø has a very special tradition, which take place on Saturday at Whitsun. The tradition of the maypole is almost extinct in Denmark, but the people on Avernakø and Strynø are holding on to the tradition.
The maypole is raised to celebrate the coming of summer. Unlike Strynø, the tradition is found in its original form on Avernakø. The pole must be the right type of pole, it must be raised in a certain way, it must be decorated the right way and of course it must be celebrated the right way.
Even though the tradition mostly is celebrated by the inhabitants on the island, tourist are welcome to take part in the celebrations and see how it all works. You can read more about the maypole tradition right here.
If you want to know more about this small island in the South Funen Archipelago, please visit the island's website (in Danish).