Jack in the Green Festival :: Shared Description

This traditional Morris-dancing festival in Hastings attracts groups from all over the country. Taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, it culminates in a procession and a ceremony called Slaying of the Jack on the last day. The origins of the festival are linked to that of the May Pole. In the 16th and 17th centuries people in England would make garlands of flowers and leaves for the May Day celebrations. The tradition developed until people bedecked themselves in foliage. Chimney boys often covered themselves in grass and were nicknamed "Jack in the Green". The festival declined and disappeared during the 19th century. This festival has been held in Hastings since, its revival in 1983. LinkExternal link
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TQ8209 : Morris Men by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Morris Dancers on Rock-A-Nore Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival - Ravens by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Morris Men by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival - Drummers by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - a giant by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - the Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Ravens by St Clement's Church by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - the Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - drummers by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Bexhill Royal Sovereign Morris Men by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Deptford Troop by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : A fine pair of antlers! by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival - Morris Women by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Mermaid at Jack in the Green procession by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - bogeys by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : The Jack by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green, Rock-A-Nore Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Female giant by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green festival, Croft Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Waiting for the Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green parade, Collier Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 19 Jun 2010, Updated: Sat, 19 Jun 2010

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