The annual Jack in the Green celebrations take place in Hastings today complete with morris dancers, giants and colourful characters.
One of the more bizarre May Day celebrations takes place in Kent today. The Sweeps Festival in Rochester is the largest in the country.
May Day celebrations are planned across our region tomorrow. Traditions spanning 500 years begin tonight in Oxford.
May Day celebrations dating back more than 500 years will take place in Oxford today. Members of Magdalen College choir traditionally sing from The Great Tower. People also gather on the bridge, and some choose to jump into the river below.
Morris dancers, chimney sweeps, giants...a vast cast of colourful characters...descended on Hastings in Sussex today for one of Britain's biggest May Day events. The town's Jack in the Green festivities draw an internatiomnal crowd to celebrate the approach of summer.
May Day celebrations in Oxford were dampened by the heavy rain with crowds failing to materialise:
As in Hastings, the traditional May Day celebrations in Oxford have been a bit of a wash-out this year.
Some of the 100-plus Morris Dancers who braved the rain at 5am for cliff top May Day celebrations in Hastings.