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EventMayday Bank Holiday

29 April1 May 2017, 11am-4pm
Cost Free
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May Day has heralded the start of summer for many hundreds of years in Wales. It’s time for the Green Man to wake up from his winter sleep as the buds burst and life returns to the woods and fields. The day is marked with merriment, music and what must surely be the most famous of all the folk dances, the raising of the maypole. Come and join us for some May madness inspired by the traditions and legends that surround this special time of year.

Please note: Traditional folk dancing and raising the Maypole will be happening on Monday 1/5/17 only

Saturday 29/4/17

South Wales Clarinet Choir 12pm, 1pm & 2.30pm St Teilo's Church

Saturday 29/4/17 - Monday 1/5/17

Make a May Crown 11am-4pm Cockpit £2 per person

Welsh History Forum 10am-4pm Oakdale Workmen's Institute

St Fagans Makers' Market 10am-5pm Maentwrog Marquee

St Fagans Food Market 10am-5pm Yr Odyn Marquee

Monday 1/5/17

Traditional Folk Dancing 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm* Gwalia Green (upstairs in Oakdale if wet)

*2pm session includes Raising the Maypole if weather is dry.


Part of 2017 Year of Legends

Raising the Maypole at St Fagans
Image: Make a May Crown
Raising the Maypole at St Fagans
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