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Milkmaid's Butter-Making
Merrie May Days

Merrie May Days

Some May Day traditions you might like to try out this year!

Blowing on cow horns
Blessing the sea
Morris dancing (you can find out about local dancers on themorrisring)
Maypole plaiting dances (see Diana Jewitt's Dancing Round the Maypole DancePack book and CD from folkineducation.co.uk)
Long sword dancing
Making May garlands (two hoops at right angles, wound with blossoms)
Archery contests
Bonfires: people used to leap through the flames (don't try this at home unless you make it a very, very small bonfire)
Eating egg custard and spiced gingerbread