It's nearly that time of year again for May Day bank holiday and of course the May Day celebrations that come with it. It is a tradition held in many places for the morris men to dance in the town or village either before or on the day of May day very early in the morning.
May day has been celebrated since believed to have been the 17th Century, it is a traditional spring holiday celebrated in many cultures. Many celebrations include dancing, crowning of a may queen and celebrations through food or drink. The celebration of course being linked to spring time and the fertility of livestock and soil etc.
Every year the 1st of May will fall on any of the 7 days out of the week meaning that the first Monday of the month is then taken off as a public holiday.
Chipping Campden is a town which still holds these traditions. Every year the morris dancers and the local primary schools will meet early in the morning to perform their dances and a celebration is held.
If you are visiting the town and are an early bird it is definitely worth trying to watch this entertainment which is held this year in the square at 7am.
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