After years of decline, folk dance groups are on the rise and thousands will join the festivities on Tuesday

It is a date that was at the heart of British culture for centuries: May Day, the moment when spring enters full bloom and summer is a-coming in.

Now, after a long decline in interest, traditional May Day activities are experiencing their own rebirth. Sales of maypoles are growing and the number of morris dancing teams is also on the rise, with crowds attending May Day festivals of a size not seen for decades.

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