Bringing in the May

By , March 24, 2009 9:23 pm

May Day in Oxford

May Day celebrations in England have a rich and diverse history. Strands of the festivals come from different pagan, polytheistic, and Christian traditions, all of which became mixed together over the years.

Different parts of England, and the British Isles as a whole, focus on different traditions.

This article looks at some of the diverse origins of May Day festivities, the traditions which arose from them, and May Day celebration in two particular English towns, Padstow in Cornwall, and Oxford in Oxfordshire.

I hope that you too will enjoy Bringing in the May this spring! Read the full article here.

An introduction!

Welcome to this new blog on the history, traditions and culture of England. It will be a rather eclectic collection, and, I hope, interesting!

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