Spring is here, flowers are blooming and it's time to party!! The 30th of April leads us into May, and a good reason to celebrate! QIBA (Qingdao International Business Association) and REDSTAR invite you to join the wonderful “Dancing into May” party!
春意如许，百花争艳，更有蓝天白云相伴，如此良辰美景，不来上一场盛大的派对，岂不是辜负了上天的这份美意？4月30日，连接着美好的4月与奔放的5月，最值得庆祝一番。QIBA (青岛国际商务俱乐部)联手REDSTAR(红星杂志），将在这一天，为大家奉上一场源于德国的欧洲传统派对－“Dancing into May”。
Originating from Germany and now celebrated across Europe, the Dancing into May tradition has many customs.
The best-known custom is the maypole. The origin is not very clear, but the tree used for the maypole is seen as a fertility symbol in folk culture.
The customs around April 30 are varied. In some regions of Germany, young men bring their loved one a maypole decorated with a colourful crepe and a wooden heart to the house. In a leap year, the ladies can also plant a tree in the yard of the boy she likes. In other parts of Germany, groups of young men set up maypoles and try to steal the other group’s while protecting their own. The dance tradition in May has been commercialised almost everywhere, so most venues now offer parties to dance together into the month of May.
And that's exactly how we want to hold it this year - we're dancing into May!
Schedule for 30 April （4月30日日程）
3pm-6pm Adorn the maypole 装饰五月柱
6pm-7pm Set up the maypole 搭建五月柱
10am-12pm Morning drink 晨饮
While you can join us on any of the two days, the main focus will be on 30 April, so try not to miss the opening day!
Music & Dance
SalsaQ & TangoQ will send their dancers and present a dance show. You are all invited to join them and dance away the night!
DJ FooDog from Mystic Entertainment will bring you a great selection of good music for you to dance to. Warning: Party is on!
来自Mystic Entertainment的 DJ Foodog为大家准备了各种适合跳舞的音乐，动次打次，一起来燥！警告⚠️：您已进入疯狂派对模式！
FOOD & DRINKS 美酒＋美食
Formidable May Bowl 五月节特饮
Supplied by Wine 529. This is a traditional German drink which includes 1.5 litres of dry white wine to 0.75 litres of semi-dry sparkling wine.
Bottled Beer and Draught Beer 啤酒
Lu Beer and At First Sight 1992 Antique Coffee Shop will supply their nice bottled and draught beer.
Bratwurst and Fried Meatloaf 德式肉食
U&I will bring their authentic bratwurst and fried meatloaf for the meat lovers.
Fresh Pretzels 现做德式椒盐脆饼
Helmuth, the master baker will make fresh pretzels out of the oven that day. Don't miss it!
Other delicious food & drinks. 其它珍馐美味
Our party venue Meet Van Gogh has also prepared a great selection of good food & drinks from their menu.
The party will be held at the yard of Meet Van Gogh, a beautiful villa located in Badaguan, part of Qingdao’s old town, with artistic vibes and fantastic natural views.
30 April: Entrance (including one free beer) is free for QIBA members. For non- members the entrance fee (including one free beer) is 20 per person. All food is subject to additional changes.
4月30日：QIBA年度会员免费入场（含一份啤酒）, 非会员 ¥20元／人（含一份啤酒） 其他食物需另外付费。
1 May: Free Entry
(It's a two-day event but our main focus will be on 30 April)
Phone联系方式：18615328255 （Cici Zhao）