What is May Day – and why do we celebrate it?

Morris dancers celebrate the launch of British asparagus season. A host of asparagus fans gather today - St George's Day - to eccentrically celebrate the start of the two-month British Asparagus Season, beginning with the Great British Asparagus Run. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 23, 2013. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Morris dancers (Picture: PA Wire)

Morris dancers will be out in force today – as well as children dancing around the Maypole.

That’s because today is May Day, a public holiday on the first day of May every year.

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