Flora day helston 8th May 2019
What is Flora Day all About
The origins of this famous celebration dance are more than likely pre-Christian and connected to ancient spring festivals that take place all over Europe. Nowadays the festival’s original purpose of ushering in a prosperous harvest expresses itself in a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town. A great family day out.
If you are thinking of come to join in the Flora day, Lanyon Park have camping and touring pitches, holiday caravans and lodges to let some are pet friendly just 8 miles from Helston.
A great place to stay, ideally positioned to visit the many charms of the beautiful county of Cornwall.
Flora day is a fun filled day of music and dance with ladies and gentleman dressed in their finery.
Thousands of people gather to watch and take part in the celebrations.
Many of you will remember the rendition of The Floral dance recorded by Terry Wogan in 1978. Well worth a listen.
The Flora Dance melody, played during the celebrations every year by Helston Town Band, is said to date back to a pre-Christian times. Put to words in 1911 by London born composer Katie Moss, the lyrics are allegedly based on a true incident when, whilst visiting Helston Floral Day, Moss was grabbed by a stranger who enticed her to join in the dancing.
If you wish to visit us here at Lanyon holiday park you can book on line or call 01209 313474.