On Saturday 7th May the very famous Helston Flora Day will be taking place. Helston is a Cornish market town, where for hundreds of years, the townsfolk have celebrated and enjoyed the wonderful tradition that is FLORA DAY.
When the big bass drum strikes the first beat of the dance at seven in the morning, the spirit of the day is stirred and the celebrations commence. Some eighty couples dance through the streets, entering selected houses and shops to drive out the darkness of winter and bring in the light of spring.
Andrew and myself will this year be attending to watch our 11 year old nephew dance. It will be an early start for us as we will be aiming to get to Helston for 8.30 am! We are hoping for dry and sunny weather!