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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TQ8210 : Mermaid at Jack in the Green procession, Collier Road  by Oast House Archive
TQ8210 : Jack in the Green procession by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : The Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - Bogey Drummer by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Mermaid by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - the Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - Mad Jack Morris Men by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Morris men by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack and the Bogies by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green by the Dolphin by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Rabble by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - musicians by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Performer at the Jack in the Green procession by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Morris Women! by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - a pair of Ravens by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - giantess and giant by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - Brini Bras Kernsek by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : High Street by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Giantess, Jack in The Green Parade by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival - Bogey by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Above the crowds by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : The Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - John Barleycorn? by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - Bakanalia by N Chadwick

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

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