May Day Celebrations at Kentwell Hall

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4th May 11:00am - 4th May 5:00pm
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For May Day Villagers cavorted round a May Tree. Our costumed volunteers as if in the 16th Century do likewise. Come and join them.

They'll choose a May Queen and attendants. They’ll decorate the Village with garlands. There’ll be noisy processions, dancing and plays in which St George tries to prevail against anyone set against him. Be that the Devil, a Dragon, a Turk, a Spaniard or whosoever. Good down-to-earth playing of a type which survives in pantomime today. Join in, barrack, boo or cheer or just watch and enjoy!

All activity takes place against the background of everyday Tudor life with about 100 of our Living Historians present daily life as it was then Visitors meet workers, villagers, cooks and crafters up to Gentry folk, all going about their everyday lives.

Entrance to the House (only the parts used for the Event) and Gardens is included. The Gardens at this time of year rich in spring bulbs and blossom. On the farm, this year's lambs will be gambolling in the paddocks.

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