Cornwall is six weeks ahead of the rest of the UK

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Cornish Summer Time

On May 1st, Visit Cornwall and its members are launching ‘Cornish Summer Time‘ (CST) which starts six weeks earlier than ‘official’ British Summer Time.  According to the tourist authority, “a campaign that celebrates everything amazing about the naturally early summer lifestyle in Cornwall is set to roll out across the UK with amazing accommodation and entertainment offers for those who want to beat the crowds to the UK’s multi-times favourite UK holiday destination.”

Visit Cornwall says that summer has always unofficially begun on May 1st claiming that, for centuries, the Cornish have been celebrating the arrival of summer in Cornwall with the world famous May Day Oby Oss Festival that takes place annually in Padstow on May 1st.

The events continue with May 8th at Helston when it will be decked out with bluebells, gorse and laurel leaves as part of Helston Flora Day to celebrate the end of winter and mark the arrival of the new vitality and fertility with the trees and flowers coming into life.

Yes, you’ve guessed it. Visit Cornwall is using this six week gap to highlight the events that Cornwall can undertake at this time of the year because, generally, it will be warmer than most other parts of the UK. Visitors and locals are out walking earlier than in some places because the climate is milder. It is also, according to chief executive of Visit Cornwall, Malcolm Bell, that “May and June tend to be quieter months in Cornwall, yet they are some, if not the best months of the year to be in the UK’s number one holiday region.”

So the county is trying to attract us to the peninsula to fill bedrooms, visit attractions and sample the restaurants and cafes. And why not? I can’t think of many places I would rather visit in early May.

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