May Day

Happy May Day! May Day is a holiday on the first of May, and in Great Britain it used to be commonly celebrated with Morris dancing and crowning a May Queen, as shown in this picture taken between 1900-1914:

Image3We are not sure where this one was taken, but it shows the May Queen wearing a white gown and a flower crown, and leading the parade. She would then give a speech, and the Morris Dancing would begin, as shown around this maypole:Image2This was taken in Eaton Socon Green, and this is what it looks like today:DSCF1134

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