Every year on May Day at a park in Minneapolis, Morris Dancers strap bells to their shins, sing, shout and clack sticks to mark the change of the seasons. It's a 500 year-old folk tradition from England that has sunk deep roots here in Minnesota.
Morris dancers with "cock-horse" (hobby horse). Sets of Morris dancers include a Fool and Monster. Detail of The Thames at Richmond, with the Old Royal Palace by an unknown artist, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.