The Jack in the Green Festival 2017: Hastings, East Sussex

Held in Hastings Old Town every year on the 1st May, the colourful Hastings Jack-in-the-Green festival is one of the biggest annual gatherings of Morris Dancers in the country. The procession which starts early on May Day starts from the Fishermen's Museum and finishes on top of West Cliff above the town where The Jack is slain at the end of the to "release the spirit of summer".