Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Every year for over 500 years the choir of Magdalen College of Oxford University have welcomed May Day morning by singing the Hymnus Eucharisticus from the top of Magdalen Tower.
Festivities continue on the ground.
Most of the ancient towns and cities have their own May Day tradition. Even the Marxists who hate St George's Day are happy to take the ancient working class holiday of Beltane and turn it into an international anti-capitalist annual riot.
Posted on 05/01/2012 7:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
1 May 2012
"The fair maid who, the First of May
goes to the fields at break of day
and washes in dew from the hawthorn tree
will ever after handsome be."