May Day

May 1, 2010 @ 5:45 am – 6:00 pm

May Day. 5:45am. England. High Park between the restaurant and the statue of the Ukrainian poetess. Four or five different groups of Morris Dancers welcome the summer and perform fertility dances. The quality is so good, the costumes authentic, and the enthusiasm of participants so infectious that it’s worth getting up early to watch them. The dancers and musicians do this for fun, and to continue a tradition that was started in England’s Cotswolds five centuries ago. This group also comes together on Labour Day at another park and spontaneously at other times in the summer.

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