Mayday is a strong tradition for Morris teams everywhere. The first of May has long
been a day for celebration of the passing of the cold winter months, and the coming of
spring. The days are getting longer, and the year begins its renewal.
Deer Creek starts the morning out with the Abbot's Bromley horn dance. The magical
state that the Bromley creates in everyone present cannot be described, but it will echo
softly in your bones and awaken your senses. Even if
you're not in the Bay Area, you can see the list of
May Day Morris performances
on the west coast of North America.
For more glimpses of the magic of May Morning, see
this wonderful gallery from
Nicolay Misharev (2008) or
these terrific photos Matt Reyes
(1999)! As you can see we've been doing this a while...