Leigh Hatts  

May Day starts Month of Mary

Jack in the Green outside Southwark Cathedral

This morning many people were up early to welcome the month of May.

Morris dancers were performing on Runnymede at 5am.

Choirboys sang at 6am from the top of Magdalen College Oxford. We shall see more of this on Ascension Day next week.

It was also the hour for the ‘Obby ‘Oss to appear at Minehead. Another will be seen this morning to late tonight at Padstow.

The Jack in the Green will be seen around Greenwich this afternoon.

Today is St Joseph the Worker Day which is a second feast this spring for the husband of the Virgin Mary.

May is the Month of Mary when we shall see May processions and the crowning of Mary statues.

The climax is The Visitation and Corpus Christi which this year clash at the end of the month.

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