When: 6th May 2013 from 11am
Where: Ilfracombe, Devon
What is it?
Join the May Day celebrations in Ilfracombe as the town comes together for its annual procession along with morris dancing, maypole dancing and even a beer festival.
The procession will begin at around 11am from the Wilder Road car park and will be led by the town crier. Also taking part in the parade will be the Jack-in-the-Green. The Jack-in-the-Green is a traditional character in May Day celebrations and is said to represent the mythical Green Man. The Jack-in-the-Green is usually a conical-shaped figure covered in foliage. The procession finishes at The Landmark Theatre at around 12 noon.
Following the parade there will be various traditional dances taking place. Afterwards the Stripping of Jack ceremony will take place on Wildersmouth beach, this ceremony is said to symbolise the release of the spirit of summer.
The Landmark Theatre is running a beer and music festival over the weekend, so why not pop along for some real ale after the celebrations?
More info: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk