Welcoming Jack-in-the-Green

May Day celebrations get underway at Bluebell Hill
May Day celebrations get underway at Blue Bell Hill Credit: David Johns

Hundreds of people are expected at May Day celebrations at Blue Bell Hill. There will be dance displays and arrival of Jack-in-the-Green for awakening ceremony, heralding Spring fertility.

It is traditional for dance teams and sweeps to bring Jack to life at the crack of dawn at the picnic area on Blue Bell Hill.

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Meridian celebrates May Day

Celebrations to mark the first day of May have been taking place across our region. With warmer weather finally making an appearance, people have been welcoming the first first signs of Spring.