Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet, flower month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and a loving wife.
For a snippet of this festival click HERE to be redirected to a You Tube clip showing the Midday dance. The ladies wear long dresses and the men top hat and tails. There are several dances throughout the day starting at 7am and finishing at 5pm. Local school children dance through the streets in white. The sound of the band playing the familiar tune vibrates through your head by the end of the day but it is an amazing spectacle that brings the whole community together.
Bluebells in the woods
Or how about a bit of cheese rolling in Gloucestershire. It looks quite dangerous to me!
Emerald, the Birthstone Unicorn, is involved in a special festival this month. Click on the tab at the top of the page if you want to read a short extract from her story.
Happy Birthday to all born this month