Padstow 'Obby 'Oss Day · 1 May 2018

The Obby Oss celebrations in Padstow are quite unique and this is a custom that has been held over centuries.The Red Obby Oss and the Blue Obby Oss dance round and through the streets of Padstow followed by a crowd of supporters. Whilst the origins of the Obby Oss tradition is not certain, it is thought to be a spring festival connected with the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane.

There are also the teasers who wave their teaser club in the air and dance around the oss while leading it through the streets. Both Oss's end their parades at the beautifully decorated maypole on Broad Street.

Obby Oss is a busy and exciting day for Padstow!

Visit the 'Obby 'Oss website for more information.