The origins of this famous celebration dance are more than likely pre-Christian and connected to ancient spring festivals that take place all over Europe. Nowadays the festival’s original purpose of ushering in a prosperous harvest expresses itself in a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town.
The town is decked out with flowers and greenery gathered from the surrounding countryside, and the whole town joins in the celebrations. There are formal dances throughout the day to the famous “Furry Dance” played by Helston Town Band. A unique day of festivities that is not to be missed.