Spring celebrations are part of a lot of cultures--most of them revolve around the Vernal Equinox (Norruz or Nowruz in the Persian/Zoroastrian culture; Shunbun no hi or Shunki kōrei-sai during the higan time in Japan; Easter in the Western world. Something that's particularly Western/British Isles though are the May fertility celebrations. All political co-option aside, the beginning of May was/is the Spring celebration in Britain.
Andy Letcher posted some pics from the Dartmoor May celebration with some good commentary. Go and take a look.
PS: Happy anniversary to my sister and her husband!
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