These May Day Photos Will Make You Delighted It’s Spring

Druids, pagans and morris dancers join forces for the traditional dawn celebrations at Glastonbury Tor.

Every May 1st, pagans descend upon St. Michael’s Tower on Glastonbury Tor to celebrate Beltane, or May Day, joined by druids, morris dancers and general revellers eager to mark the return of sunlight and warmth, and the coming of summer.

Like the crowning of the May Queen, and dancing round the maypole, greeting the dawn on May Day is an English tradition with its roots in ancient fertility rites. All photos by Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

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