Morris People

If you’re reading this outside of the UK, chances are you’ll doubt me if I tell you that there exist in this country groups of people who dress in white, wear large hats, strap bells to their belts, place furry things around their ankles and whack each other with sticks while dancing around public places, all to the sound of an accordion. It is, however, true. They’re called Morris Dancers and it’s a very old form of folk dancing. I just saw some:

It’s traditional to take the mickey, but I don’t think anybody really dislikes them. They have a certain charm, although Skuds points out that it’s open to misinterpretation

(note: YouTube doesn’t seem to like this video, and it may well disappear at some point)