Helston Flora Day –Saturday 6th May 2017

The Furry Dance takes place on May 6th, 2017. The Furry Dance (pronounced to rhyme with “hurry”), also known as The Flora (or incorrectly as the Floral Dance or the Cornish Floral Dance), takes place in Helston, Cornwall, and is one of the oldest British customs still practised today. The dance is very well attended every year and people travel from all over the world to see it: Helston Town Band play all the music for the dances. The Furry Dance takes place every year on May 8 or the Saturday before if May 8 falls on a Sunday or Monday.

Helston is decorated in greenery, flowers and flags as the five Furry dances for which Flora Day is famous wind in and out the houses led by the town band. The Morning Dance sets out at 7am and the final Evening Dance starts at 5pm.