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Helston Flora Day
The Flora Day celebrates the arrival of spring and takes place around the streets of Helston in Cornwall. Highlights include the Early Morning Dance, Hal-an-Tow, the Children's Dance, the Ancient Furry Dance and Evening Dance.
The origins of the festival are lost in time, although it takes place on the anniversary of the Apparition of St Michael, Helston's patron saint. A further legend suggests that a "fiery dragon" (a meteorite?) dropped a huge rock on the village centuries ago, and the dances celebrate the people's survival.
The Day always falls on 8 May, unless that happens to be a Sunday or a Monday, when it moves to the previous Saturday.
Helston Flora Day Information
When: May 2013 (annual)
Opening Hours: 7am-5pm
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