With the advent of the sunshine and longer days, our thoughts inevitably turn to al fresco dining and entertaining family or friends. Where better to find inspiration for new dishes or to discover new produce than at a food festival?
And there are certainly plenty of local food-and drink-related events taking place this summer around Warwickshire to tickle your taste buds and quench your thirst.
References to May Day can be rather confusing. May Day itself is officially 1st May, but the May Day Bank Holiday is widely referred to as ‘May Day’. Always the first Monday in May, it can fall on anything up to six days later; this year it’s 2nd May.
May Day originally had Pagan roots, marking the start of summer when cattle were driven out to summer pastures. Various rituals were performed to protect both the cattle and crops, and to encourage growth.
Just two years ago Stratford-upon-Avon put out the bunting to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday in style. This year the historic market town has another major series of events planned to mark 4OO years since the Bard’s death, which also happens to fall on 23rd April.
Looking for ways to entertain the children over the Easter holidays? You’ll find plenty to pick from here in Shakespeare’s England. In addition to a bonanza of Easter fun taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon, the rest of the region has lots going on too.