Whitstable Jack in the Green

Where: Whitstable, Kent starting at the Library on Oxford Street and ending at the Castle
When: May Day Bank Holiday Monday
Time: 10 am at Library, 1.15 at Harbour, 1.45 at Castle


Whitstable Jack the Green is a revival of the old May custom, organised by the Oyster Morris side and the highlight of their calendar. It’s one of the longest established revivals of this type, dating back the the mid 1970s. Jack is a greenery-covered man like a giant May Garland symbolising the Spirit of Spring and is accompanied by  plenty of morris dancers and musicians. There is a procession through town culminating in dancing at the Castle.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will take place on Monday May 7th. Other events associated with May Day take place over the weekend but the main day is the Monday. Parking is available behind the library for a small charge – head for the open space at the back as it gets a bit tight near the entrance.

Click here for the Oyster Morris website : http://www.oystermorris.org.uk/

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