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Flora Day Celebrations Take Place In Helston
HELSTON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: A performer with the Hal-an-Tow pageant takes part in a performance as part of the Helston Flora Day celebrations on May 8, 2012 in Helston, England. As part of Helston Flora Day celebrations, couples take part in the Early Morning Dance at 7am; the first in a series throughout the day which go all over the town and even in and out of private houses and shops. However the highlight is the midday dance which was traditionally the dance of the gentry in the town and is why men still wear top hats and tails while the women dance in their finest dresses. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

In photos: Helston Flora Day celebrations

8 May 2012

The spring sunshine finally came out for Flora Day - an ancient tradition which sees local revellers of the Cornish town of Helston playing music and dancing in colourful costumes throughout the day to welcome the arrival of spring.