Welcoming spring locally.
In West Cornwall the welcoming of spring has re-emerged and become a traditional feature. With a start from The Tolcarne Inn, the Penzance May Horns parade is a flamboyantly visual and noisy greet. There are photos from this years event on Facebook. I was unable to go but fortunate enough to find some mesmerising young ladies out in this errand. One, a college student, had made these wonderful costumes. The setting for their celebration was at Men-an-Tol. Let’s call this one No. 1:
Background colour is white. There are tassels, leaves, brighter colours and more to the clothes and the face mask is great! Makes me think of winter dying. Shoes are brown. Here is Number 2:
Number 2 colours are in green tones on magnolia background with green shoes too. The face mask is frightening! Looks like it needs feeding. So onto number 3;
with blue tones on a red background and a terrific nose, they made an altogether colourful trio walking up to Men-an-Tol. Hat, nose and shoes here are yellow.
The Cornish Culture Association can advise on venues and events of this traditional kind. Tomorrow is the traditional ancient Helston Flora Day and time for the Furry Dance over Lizard way.
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