Flora Day History
Flora Day seeks to celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of new life and fertility. This day continues the ancient traditions of Helston, Cornwall with a spring festival of dance and song. This day consists of several traditions. One is the colorful pageant known as Hal an Tow, which tells the history of Helston. Another are the dances held throughout the day, the earliest taking place at 7 am. Children dance, couples dance, the whole town dances while dressed in flowery and elegant attire.
Flora Day is believed to have been around since the medieval era. It is celebrated annually on 8 May. If this date falls on a Sunday or Monday, the previous Saturday is observed instead.
Flora Day is believed to have started in the Medieval era. It is celebrated annually on 8 May. If the date falls on Sunday or Monday, it is moved to the previous Saturday.
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Flora Day References and Related Siteswww.helstonfloraday.org.uk: Flora Day