Spring is here. Finally.
I’m quite sure that a dozen men dancing around on top of Chanctonbury Hill had little to do with it, but there’s no denying the improvement in weather since May Day.
The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men (CRMM) celebrated the 1st of May by getting together at 7.00am for their traditional singing and dancing at Chanctonbury Ring, from which they are named, atop Chanctonbury Hill on the South Downs in West Sussex, UK. May Day signals the coming of Summer when people celebrate with lots of different customs that express their joy and hope after a long winter. Celebrations have been carried out in England for over 2000 years, but for the CRMM 2013 is a special celebratory year as they have been formed for 60 years. And long may it continue – not just the CRMM, but also the good weather.