In Marches’ tradition , a tree was planted at the birth of a first-born: the tradition of the tree of life is ritual all over Europe. Peculiar of some areas of Fabriano, Genga, Sassoferrato, Arcevia, Pergola , the “Maggio”(May) is planted Friends of the spouses go in search of the highest tree they can find , usually a poplar.
After having stripped off the bark , except for the top, they put a tricolour flag (pride), a laurel crown (command and glory), a gun (fidelity and courage), a bottle of wine (virility of the new-born). Then the tree is raised . Then all the friends and relative party till late night with music and dances.