In pictures: The Helston Flora Day Ancient Furry Dance
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Thousands of people danced through the streets of Helston in Cornwall today to mark the ancient tradition of Flora Day.
Luckily the sun shone on the festivities as the hordes gathered in their finest clothes and danced in and out of shops, private houses and streets.
The ancient festival kicked off at 7am with the Early Morning Dance. Sleepy residents admired the commotion from their windows, many still wearing pyjamas and dressing gowns.
The Hal-an-Tow pageant took place at 8am followed by the Popular Children's Dance followed at 9.50am and the Ancient Furry Dance at noon.
The last dance will take place at 5pm this evening.
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