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Cornish dancers take to the streets on Helston Flora Day

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The Helston Town Band leads dancers through a private home as they take part in the Early Morning Dance as part of the Helston Flora Day celebrations on May 8, 2012 in Helston, England. The dance, which starts at 7am and is the first in a series throughout the day, goes all over the town and even in and out of houses and shops.

Getty Images reports — Helston Flora Day celebrates the passing of winter and the arrival of spring. The streets of the town of Helston in Cornwall, south west England, are filled with revelers from early morning, with musicians and dancers weaving in and out of shops and houses.

The highlight is the midday Furry dance which was traditionally the preserve of the town's gentry. For this dance, the men wear top hats and tails while the women dance in their finest dresses.

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People dance in the early morning light as they take part in the Early Morning Dance.

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Dancers follow the Helston Town Band as they take part in the Early Morning Dance.

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Participants in the Flora Dance, also known as the Furry Dance, make their way through the town.

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Participants in the Flora Dance make their way through the town.

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An early spring coaxes the birds, bees, flowers and humans to come out from winter hibernation to enjoy the sunshine.