May day (or “Obby “Oss as it is known outside of Padstow) is the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into our little town. It is a day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.
As the procession moves around the town, dancers perform a traditional gyrating dance to the sound of the accompanying musicians and drummers. Last, but not least, are the “followers” young and old who follow the procession every year and join in the singing of the traditional “May Song” May Day takes place annually on 1st May (2nd May if the 1st falls on a Sunday).
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