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Man surprised when kid discovers a hat on his head - man stabs kid 39 times! Headdress, Headpiece, Charles Freger, Les Religions, Anthropologie, Art Costume, World Cultures, Headgear, Traditional Dresses

Lucía con Guirrio del carnaval de Llamas de la Ribera (León)

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The Greenman Festival 2011 Things one one bumps into at a festival. (A Giant Wicker Green Man standing by a viking) Picture by IansMadHouse Wicker Headboard, Wicker Couch, Wicker Trunk, Wicker Bedroom, Wicker Table, Wicker Baskets, Wicker Furniture, Wicker Dresser, Wicker Mirror

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The Greenman Festival 2011 Things one one bumps into at a festival. (A Giant Wicker Green Man standing by a viking) Picture by IansMadHouse

Morris Men dance at a May Day dawn celebration service in front of St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor We Are The World, People Of The World, Celtic, International Workers Day, Morris Dancing, Glastonbury Tor, British Traditions, May Days, Beltane

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Morris Men dance at a May Day dawn celebration service in front of St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor on May 1, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. Although more synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, May Day or Beltane is celebrated by druids and pagans as the beginning of summer and the chance to celebrate the coming of the season of warmth and light. Other traditional English May Day rites and celebrations include Morris dancing and the crowning of a May Queen with…

The Green Man - NOT The Wicker Man, at Butser Ancient Farm as part of Beltane… Wicca, Magick, Witchcraft, Wicker Man, May Days, Sabbats, Effigy, Green Man, British Isles

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English Morris Dancers in traditional costume watch the burning of the Wicker Man at the 2011 Beltain festival held at Butser Ancient Farm by Anguskirk Celtic Festival, Fire Festival, Ritual Dance, Morris Dancing, British Traditions, Wicker Man, Festival Costumes, Les Religions, Beltane

Morris dancers in traditional costume watch the burning of the Wicker Man at the 2011 Beltain festival held at Butser Ancient Farm

Beltain is the ancient Celtic festival held on the first of May. It celebrates the beginning of the pastoral summer season when the herds of livestock were driven out to the summer pastures. The lighting of bonfires on Oidhche Bhealtaine ('the eve of Bealtaine') on mountains and hills of ritual and political significance was one of the main activities of the festival. Human sacrifice was practised by ancient people at Beltaine to ensure fertility for the coming year and one of their customs…

Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World: The best-known Latvian Christmas tradition is an odd custom called mumming. "Mummers" wear an assortment of masks, the most traditional ones include faces (Best Christmas Traditions) Irish Christmas Traditions, Transport Museum, Les Religions, Animal Heads, Winter Solstice, Vintage Halloween, Masquerade, Folk Art, Celtic

Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions

Join us for a LIVE Wild Geese Community Chat session on Irish Christmas traditions. Our special guest for this chat will be author and historian, Joe McGowan …

The Museum of British Folklore's Century Folk Culture initiative: The Saddleworth Rushcart festival, by the photographer, Bob France. Pictured is Ed Worrall of the Saddleworth Morris. Ritual Dance, Morris Dancing, Celtic Festival, New Museum, Winter's Tale, Carnivals, Green Man, Gods And Goddesses, British Isles

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In Nottingham yesterday we had a Morris Dancing Festival. They were all just brilliant. But I warmed most to the Border Morris men who all came as basically Goth Morris dancers. Like it or hate it, look at the smiles and tell me they weren't loving it? If you're going to run aroundl, whacking sticks together and wearing bells, do it with both boats on! About six years ago I was in a band and the drummer got me to one side and gave me the best piece of advice I've ever had. It related to…