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Padstow ’Obby ’Oss
From: 2016.05.01 To: 2016.05.01
Call it another May day celebration but the ‘Obby ‘Oss festival at Padstow has a history that some say can be traced back to the early 1800s. Others claim it to be four thousand years old. Whatever the origins there is little dispute the festival is the perfect way to welcome the summer season. Padstow natives return to the town of their birth and dress in white. Each family cheers on one of two hobby horse ('Obby 'Oss) mascots, either the original Red or the peaceful Blue. A procession follows the Obby Oss through town to the richly decorated May Pole where accordions and drums accompany keep the beat.