When: 1st May 2017, from 10am
Where: Millbrook, Kingsand and Cawsand, Cornwall
What is it?
The Black Prince Flower Boat Procession is a traditional Cornish event which takes place in the villages of Millbrook, Kingsand and Cawsand on Monday 1st May.
The procession is an annual May Day custom, which features a model boat, decked in fresh flowers, being carried shoulder-high through the local villages, by ratings from HMS Raleigh.
The procession starts in the morning at the village hall in Millbrook, making its way through Millbrook to the village fete at Venton House.
Then at about 2pm the procession begins again from Kingsand community hall, making its way to the beach at Cawsand. Here the decorated model boat, The Black Prince, is floated out to sea, at about 4.30pm. The custom is a way of saying goodbye to the harsh weather of Winter and welcoming in the warm Summer weather.
The day usually includes music, song and dance through the streets, Maypole and Morris dancing, town criers and a young town crier competition, the crowning of the May Day King and Queen, a garden fete, green men, and the traditional Cornish chough.
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