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Padstow"s Obby Oss and May Day festivities

Donald R. Rawe

Padstow"s Obby Oss and May Day festivities

a study in folklore and tradition

by Donald R. Rawe

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Published by Lodenek Press in Padstow .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Padstow (England),
  • England,
  • Padstow.
    • Subjects:
    • May Day -- England -- Padstow.,
    • Hobbyhorses -- England -- Padstow.,
    • Padstow (England) -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 28.

      Statementby Donald R. Rowe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGT4945 .R39 1982
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p., [6] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2576836M
      ISBN 100902899163
      LC Control Number85122873

        All Ribbon 'Oss from 10 am at the Institute on Market Street & Old 'Oss from 11am at the Golden Lion on Lanadwell Street Padstow has two hobby horses who tour the town every May 1st: the Old ‘Oss and Blue Ribbon ‘Oss who are really men inside elaborately constructed costumes with painted masks. Donald R. Rawe is the author of Padstow's Obby Oss and May Day Festivities ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), Cornish Hauntings and /5(1).

      Remembering Padstow's May Day 'Obby 'Oss celebrations. Cornwall Live. May 1 Although the origin of the celebration is not known - this could be the first time in centuries that the 'Obby 'Oss has not taken place. Pages Media Books & Magazines Newspaper Cornwall Live Videos Remembering Padstow's May Day 'Obby 'Oss celebrations. Padstow's Obby Oss and May Day festivities: a study in folklore and tradition. [Donald R Rawe] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ;.

      Whatever the May Day festival in Cornwall’s Padstow represents, all can agree it is remarkable. The celebration has captured the attention of folklorists for over a century. The star of the event is a Hobby Horse – ‘Obby ‘Oss in the dialect of south west Britain – a peculiar-looking structure that conjures a carnival-like image more.   A woman who was injured during a May Day festival has died in hospital. Laura Smallwood, 34, collapsed with a neck injury during the annual Obby Oss celebrations in Padstow, Cornwall, on Wednesday.


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Padstow"s Obby Oss and May Day festivities by Donald R. Rawe Download PDF EPUB FB2

One of the biggest events in the Cornish calendar Padstows Obby Oss and May Day festivities book been cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Padstow's May Day celebration - better known as Obby Oss - will not go ahead as.

The 'Obby 'Oss festival is a folk custom that takes place each May Day in Padstow. It involves two separate processions making their way around the town, each containing an eponymous hobby horse Author: Lisa Letcher. 'Obby 'Oss Day is the biggest day in Padstow's calendar.

Thousands of people cram into the little town to celebrate the festival every May Day. The origins of the Obby Oss. The May Day Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss (Hobby Horse) procession is the oldest of its kind in the country, possibly dating back thousands of years.

Its actual origins are uncertain, but it has the hallmarks of an ancient fertility rite, marking the coming of summer. There are two Padstow ‘Osses, one red and the other blue. Padstow (Obby Oss) May Day celebration 2nd May ‘Unite and unite and let us all unite, for summer is acome unto day’ May Song Padstow is well known for its “‘Obby ‘Oss” or May day festival.

Although it is unclear, the origin of the festival is most likely to come from an ancient fertility rite, maybe the Celtic festival of Beltane. Sadly due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the people of Padstow have had to cancel the May Day festivities.

May Day (or 'Obby 'Oss Day as it is known) is the biggest day in Padstow's calendar. It is not unusual to people crammed into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.

The 'Obby 'Oss festival is a folk custom that takes place each May Day in Padstow Get the best photos, top stories of the week and fascinating features direct to your inbox every Saturday morning. Padstow May Day. Sadly due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the people of Padstow have had to cancel the May Day Day (or 'Obby 'Oss Day as Padstow May Day 'Obby 'Oss Day Festival, Cornwall, UK The buildings around the harbor at Padstow, Cornwall, England are built of warm toned brick, such as in this pub.

Drummer for the Blue Oss, Padstow Obby Oss, May Day, Padstow, Cornwall, UK. Obby 'Oss. The Padstow Obby Oss festival starts outside the Golden Lion Inn at midnight on May Eve, 30 th April/1 st May when locals sing a song called the ‘Night Song’. During the night Padstow town gets its final decorations with flowers, flags, sycamore twigs, forget-me-nots and other greenery, plus the Padstow maypole, ready for the festivities.

Then there’s the very different, very subversive kind of celebration happening in Padstow. Obby Oss Day is a folk custom and one of the most famous May Day gatherings in this country.

Possibly part of the Gaelic Beltane festival, it’s one of the oldest fertility rites in the UK. It’s also a resurrection story. The year-old suffered a neck injury and was found unresponsive at about BST at the Obby Oss festival in Padstow, Cornwall.

She was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and is in a. Find the perfect obby oss day padstow stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, + million high quality, affordable RF and RM images.

No need to register, buy now. The 'Obby 'Oss festival is a folk custom that takes place each May Day in Padstow, a coastal town in North involves two separate processions making their way around the town, each containing an eponymous hobby horse known as the 'Obby 'Oss.

The festival starts at midnight on May Eve when townspeople gather outside the Golden Lion Inn to sing the "Night.

Festivities go on all day and into the evening. There is even a Childrens Wee Oss The Padstow Obby Oss is one of the oldest surviving customs in the Country, not just in Cornwall and is believed to be a ancient fertility rite marking the coming of Summer. May Day 'Day Song' Unite and unite let us all unite, For summer is acome unto day.

Unite and unite and let us all unite For summer is acome unto day The words of the ‘Obby ‘Oss songs will not be heard this year. The ‘osses will remain in their stables and Padstow will be eerily quiet as this iconic Cornish festival comes to a.

Not so much a Cool Place as a Cool Event, Padstow is famous for Obby Oss, a May Day festival steeped in tradition and thought to be of Celtic origin. It happens on Monday May 2 this year, and is. Obby Oss Day: 1st May, Padstow. Padstow’s equivalent of May Day, ‘Obby ‘Oss Day, comes alive with the sound of music and merriment and the wild dancing of two ominous-looking ‘Osses on 1 May.

The stars of the day are the two ‘Obby ‘Osses – each one consisting of a 6ft wide wooden hoop draped in black sail cloth and hoisted onto a. Padstow May Daythe Blue Ribbon Obby Oss - Duration: Kernow Viddy 6, views.

Padstow May Day old oss 11am. Steeped in tradition, Padstow's May Day has huge importance for the town and it is a day that is recognised all over the world as a unique event.

Each year thousands of people come to witness the ancient custom which is considered by many locals to be more important than Christmas.

The preparations begin several days beforehand when brightly coloured flags. A May Day celebration quite unlike any other, the Padstow Obby Oss is an ancient festival steeped in mystery. Each and every 1st of May, the Old Oss and Blue Ribbon Oss are let loose from their stables to roam around Padstow.

A tradition that has taken place for centuries, the narrow streets of this.The origin of the festival appears to be unknown.’ Taken from ‘Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall’, published in Before the First world war there was only one hobby horse in Padstow, the old oss, but in the blue ribbon obby oss the was introduced.

Padstow May Day Festival Music Obby Oss's Here is a recording I made using a stereo microphone setup at one of the many mayday festivals that I have attended in padstow, it was either or Although there was only a maximum of a metre seperation the microphones were at degrees to each other so you can get a feel for th atmosphere.