day nine: may day in oxford

5/1/15


oxford seems to have a bit of a reputation when it comes to may day celebrations. from what i heard, it's is the place to be for may day. what is may day you ask? well, i'm still not 100% sure myself but from what i gathered it is a "welcome spring" type of celebration that basically includes getting up at a 'rude' hour (meaning absurdly early), going down to a bridge/tower, listening to some singing for about 10 minutes and then day drinking and listening to live music for a couple of hours and calling it a day. the whole thing is totally over by 8/9am to give you a bit of a timeline.

while i'm pretty sure i was half asleep for most of the celebrations i'm still glad i was able to make it out. it was definitely a unique experience and worth checking out. :)

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