The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150639 Message #3510942
Posted By: May Queen
02-May-13 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: 'Tis The Merry Month of May
Subject: RE: 'Tis The Merry Month of May
Thanks for the comments so far...esp Bill, Ill look into that one more. Thanks also for the links to previous threads I'll read them when I have more time.
Here in Bristol we had Morris men dancing at dawn yesterday and we have a Jack-in-the-Green procession which is reserved for May bank holiday Saturday disappointingly...I guess these customs dont always fit with the needs of a busy modern city.
Also rather disappointingly and in line with Bills comments many British customs have been given a more modern phoney Pagan air with pentangles and spells making an appearance. Although these customs are undoubtley ancient in origin with themes of rebirth and celebration as far as Im aware they were not part of even middle ages celebrations.