01/05/2013 06:16 BST | Updated 01/05/2013 06:31 BST

Mayday: Druids, Pagans And Morris Men Come Out To Play (PICTURES)

It's the 1st of May and officially the beginning of summer, according to druids and pagans.

The jingle jangle of Morris Men can be heard on the wind, dancing their medieval mumming step on village greens and in rural communities.

Druids and pagans celebrate May Day or ‘Beltane’ as the chance to celebrate the coming of the season of warmth and light.


Hankies at the ready, chaps

Other traditional English May Day rites and celebrations include the crowning of a May Queen and dancing round the Maypole, another activity associated with ancient fertility rites.

Jig your way back through time and take a look at these pagan celebrations going on around Britain on Wednesday.