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Padstow May Day celebrations

Padstow May Day celebrations

an abridged copy of the May Day Song ... : included also is a short article on the possible origin of this ancient custom ....

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Published by Blue Ribbon "Oss Committee in [Padstow] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsBerry, Claude.
The Physical Object
Pagination[3]p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17397525M

  A woman who was injured during a May Day festival has died in hospital. Laura Smallwood, 34, collapsed with a neck injury during the annual Obby Oss celebrations in Padstow, Cornwall, on Wednesday.   The Padstow May Day celebration is so old that no one knows when it began. The only things that are certain are that (a) it’s genuinely ancient and (b)it’s still going on. In addition to the inevitable alcohol, the celebration involves songs, dance, drums, accordions, and two ‘Obby ‘Osses, one red and one blue. Actually,.

  Obby Oss, Padstow May Day The Obby Oss festivities in Padstow are a traditional May Day celebration. There’s dancing around a Maypole, singing and music filling the streets as a parade of two Obby Osses, (hobby horses one of which is the Old Oss and the other the Blue Ribbon Oss), are followed around the streets in separate and. On the Day. Padstonians from all over the world, return to Padstow to celebrate May Day each year. Some travelling from Australia and New Zealand to mark the occasion, such is the importance to many locals. S – 30, people cram themselves into the tiny streets of Padstow to welcome in the summer.

  Mayday in Padstow , the two Obby Oss's parading at 6pm. Ending their day around the Maypole and finishing at the Metropole Hotel. The Maysong is played by accordianists and drummers while.   Padstow’s lively May Day celebrations. By Caroline King - Ap Posted in: Festival. Every May Day, Padstow in Cornwall celebrates the spring holiday a little bit differently to the rest of us. Known locally as ‘Obby ‘Oss Day, the quirky event sees the town come alive with processions and revelry.


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Padstow May Day celebrations Download PDF EPUB FB2

I love Padstow May Day has 3, members. This group Was designed in part to encourage anyone with memories of Maydays past and dreams of Maydays to come. A statement circulated on the Padstow community social media pages said: “The Old Oss and Blue Ribbon Obby Oss parties jointly announce, with regret, that the Padstow May Day celebrations for.

Padstow's May Day celebration - better known as Obby Oss - will not go ahead as planned, to help stop the spread of the virus. Tens of Padstow May Day celebrations book of people flock to Padstow from all over the world.

"May Day (or 'Obby 'Oss Day as it is known outside of Padstow) is the biggest day in Padstow's calendar. It is not unusual to people crammed into our little town. It is a day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.

May day was originally a pagan celebration. In parts of England they have preserved the old pagan customs to this day. This documentary was filmed over the first four days of May in Padstow Author: Survive the Jive. Padstow is a wonderful destination for holidays in Cornwall all year round.

Book accommodation at lower rates, get advice or check what events are on. CALL EMAIL [email protected] diary dates for events in and around padstow As well as spectacular scenery, Cornwall has a wealth of events to discover whenever you choose to visit. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event, the thrills of a high energy music festival or the variety of a country show you’ll be spoilt for choice in Cornwall – you just need.

May Day flags still flutter near where the incident happened in Padstow Another Padstow resident told Cornwall Live: “It will be a Health and Safety nightmare next year. The oss is. In the merry morning of May. The young men of Padstow they might if they would, For summer is acome unto day, They might have built a ship and gilded her with gold, In the merry morning of May.

The young women of Padstow might if they would, For summer is acome unto day, They might have made a garland with the white rose and the red. It’s May 1 and that can mean only one thing in Cornwall – Padstow May Day or the ’Obby ’Oss as it’s better known.

The biggest day in the harbour town’s calendar is so important that. Padstow's May Day 'Obby 'Os celebrations in The actual origin of the festival is unknown but before the First World War there was only one hobby horse in Padstow, the old oss, but in   History of May Day in Padstow.

The true origin of May Day has been lost in time, some say it’s roots are in pagan times, a fertility symbol, a welcome to summer, others a deterrent to a possible landing by the French some centuries ago.

Cornwall has an abundance of celebrations and festivals to enjoy - why not pop along while you are on holiday to join in the townsfolk’s celebration of spring. Padstow May Day. One of the better known festivals, Padstow’s May Day (or Obby Oss Day) is celebrated on 1st May (or the 2nd if the 1st falls on a Sunday).

Caption below print: 'The Padstow hobby-horse - The hobby-horse procession is an annual May-day celebration of, it is said, the escape of the town from a French raid. The Hobby-horse, with a band, and a flower-bedecked crowd tour round the place, singing, and collecting money'.

Type: Antique photographic book illustration. Date of printing:   A woman remains in hospital in a critical condition following an incident during the Obby Oss May Day celebrations in Padstow yesterday.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses. The Padstow May celebrations are famous throughout Britain and are prized by the nation’s Pagan community as they’re seen as a continuation of folklore practices. According to local historian, year-old John Buckingham, the May Day celebration is “Christmas and birthdays and everything rolled into one for most people.”.

Remembering Padstow's May Day 'Obby 'Oss celebrations. Cornwall Live. May 1 Although the origin of the celebration is not known - this could be the first time in centuries that the 'Obby 'Oss has not taken place.

Pages Media Books & Magazines Newspaper Cornwall Live Videos Remembering Padstow's May Day 'Obby 'Oss celebrations. Padstow Harbour: May Day celebrations - See 2, traveller reviews, 1, candid photos, and great deals for Padstow, UK, at TripadvisorK TripAdvisor reviews. Published on May 1, Nobody knows the exact origins of the 'Obby 'Oss tradition of Padstow May Day, but it's a custom that's been carried out for centuries.

This clip gives you a flavour of. Padstow May Day Cornwall. A woman who was injured at a traditional Obby Oss parade in Cornwall has died, leaving police to examine whether she was struck by a stylised horse used at the May Day event.

Laura Smallwood.The Padstow Obby Oss on May Day On May Day morning festivities start with the appearance of the Osses and the crowd singing the ‘Morning Song’.

Each Oss is led by and prodded along by a person dressed in white and known as a Teaser, wearing a .Then there’s the very different, very subversive kind of celebration happening in Padstow. Obby Oss Day is a folk custom and one of the most famous May Day gatherings in this country.

Possibly part of the Gaelic Beltane festival, it’s one of the oldest fertility rites in the UK. It’s also a resurrection story.