Audio slideshow: Obby Oss celebrations

Every year thousands of people make the journey to Padstow in Cornwall to celebrate the Celtic festival of Beltane, the spring festival dedicated to the return of the Celtic sun god Bel, that causes the crops to grow and the hours of daylight to lengthen.

This year the celebrations took place on 2 May, as May Day is never held on a Sunday. Photographer Paul Glendell met John Buckingham, a local historian from the Padstow Museum, and asked him to explain the day's events.

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Photography and audio by Paul Glendell

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