Thousands of people gathered in Oxford city centre for this year’s May Day celebrations. Revellers went wearing green to symbolise the beginning of spring as they gathered on and around Magdalen Bridge. The May Day festival has always been a day for celebrations and this year was no different.
Much dancing, singing and revelry was documented about the city, celebrating the morning of May and the coming of Spring, with the famous hymn ‘Hymnus Eucharisticus’ was sung from the top of the Magdalen College tower by 16 college choristers.
The song is sun every year as the sun rises on the first of May, followed by ringing bells that sound throughout the city for around 20 minutes.
It is a beautiful and classical event that has a simple message behind its celebrations which allows people of all ages and nationalities to enjoy it.
The May Day celebrations allow people to stop and think about the beauty of nature and the fact that we are still able to enjoy the coming of spring.
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