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Saturday, 30 May 2009

New Video: May Day Morris Dancing at Cerne Abbas 2009



Every May Day (see previous blog entry Maypoles and Mayhem - The Traditions of Mayday) morning at dawn, the The Wessex Morris Men climb up to the top of Giant Hill, above the famous chalk figure and fertility symbol 'Cerne Abbas Giant', to welcome in the coming of Summer with a set of traditional morris dances on the site of an ancient earthwork enclosure known as the ' Trendle', where once a May Pole was erected. This is also the one time of year when the horned Dorset Ooser is brought out from the Dorset County Museum to make its annual appearance.

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