May Festivals

May day is always celebrated in Cornwall and celebrations kick off in the east of the county on April 29th in Saltash with their May Day celebrations

Followed on the first of May, on the other side of the county, with the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss day where the streets are full of flags and flowers and the two ‘osses red and blue parade around the town.

On the same day, in our neck of the woods we have the Black Prince Flower Boat procession which travels throughout the day to the villages of Millbrook, Kingsand and Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula. This parade includes Town Criers as well as music and Morris dancing.

On May 6th there’s Helston Flora Day where celebrations start at 7 am. This is an age old famous day (medieval in fact) and is where the Floral Dance tune originated in 1911.

Starting on the 6th for a week is the big festival of the month Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature, once known as all things Daphne Du Maurier it now has many writers marketing their latest books with lots of other events including walks and boat trips.



About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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