May Day in England

Today is the 1st May and is called May Day in the UK. 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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