May Pole Event

by on April 26, 2017 in Home Page, Life in Nelson

May Day Pole

No one knows the true origin of the celebration of May Day. Some say it is as old as time itself. What we in Nelson and Munsonville know is that May Day is a day of casting off the cares of winter, and to enjoy the beautiful New England spring.

We come together on the Town Common, some to dance and others to visit with those we may have not seen since the first snowflake fell. The children are delighted with the bright colors of the May Pole ribbons, waiting their turn to help weave the ribbons when it’s time for the May Pole Dance. But first, we are treated to the trumpet soundings of Jack In the Green as he heralds the arrival of another beautiful Spring in Nelson.

The Jack In the Green Morris Men and Firebird (a team of men and women, newly established and practicing in Harrisville) will be dancing, of course!  The fun will begin right at 10:30.  We’ll have a Cake Walk for the children.  And gigantic bubbles will be back to enchant the kiddos!
Our May Day celebration will take place on May 7th, beginning at around 10:30 am.  We hope to see you there!  Folk of all ages look forward to this annual community event.


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