May Day in England


1st May is called May Day in the UK and there are many traditional ways of celebrating this special day.

Click on this link to watch a video of the famous Obby ‘Oss Festival in Padstow, Cornwall

The origins of the celebration are unknown but it is one of the oldest in Britain. It is accompanied by a beautiful folk tune. Two ‘Osses are involved: the Old ‘Oss, which is the original ‘Oss and wears red ribbons; and the newer, Blue Ribbon, ‘Oss What will you be doing to celebrate May Day?

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