Helston Flurry Dance

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8th May - The Helston Flurry Dance takes place, where Helstonians take part in a pagan ritual processional dance through the town in a custom that pre-dates Christianity and probably dates back to Celtic times.

The dance takes place each eighth of May unless it falls on a Sunday or Monday and was probably originally a fertility or Spring festival.

8th May is also St Michaels Day, patron Saint of Helston and Cornwall.

There is also a fire breathing dragon legend associated with Helston.

According to the story it was seen flying over the town, clutching a ball of flames in its claws.

It then dropped the fireball outside Helston town.

It cooled to form a large rock which is still there to this day.


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