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VIDEO: Obby Oss Day in Padstow

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10:37am 1st May 2014
(Updated 10:37am 1st May 2014)

Obby Oss is officially underway in Padstow.

The centuries old tradition began at midnight with singing - and the town is now decked with flags and greenery.

Thousands descend every year for the May day celebrations.

Some locals say it is better than Christmas - and local children probably agree, since they get the day off to take part.

This is Elaine Ead's fortieth Obby Oss day. She said: "It's so special for Padstownians that I believe they should share that with other people.

"It's just in their blood to be honest. As soon as the drum starts, off they go with the singing and dancing in the street. It's something you feel and are born into, rather than you grow up into."

Steve Coleman is with the Red Oss. He said: "Everybody works all year for May day, saves up all year for May day. They don't worry about Christmas, New Year, Boxing day - anything like that. Everybody loves Padstow May day. And all the tourists come, year in, year out.

"One story is that the ladies of Padstow went out by Stepper Point with the Obby Oss and frightened all the Spanish away - they thought it was the devil.

"After the first world war, when the boys came home from sea, they brought the Peace Oss out."

Take a look at how Padstow celebrated May Day 1953 here...

10:37am 1st May 2014

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