Every year, on midsummer’s day, Penzance gets decked out in all its finest glory to celebrate Mazey Day and the start of the annual Golowan Festival.
Midsummer’s day is the church feast of St. John the Baptist and as he’s also the patron saint of the town, it’s a particularly auspicious date in the Penzance calendar. The festival is an old medieval tradition that died out in the Victorian era but was brought back to life in 1990, and has just celebrated it’s new incarnated 22nd birthday.
It’s hard not to get swept away in the event, so some of our Penzance shop staff hit the main parade to take pictures of the festivities. This year’s parade had a distinctly ancient Grecian, Olympian theme with everything from Medusa, Olympic torches and goddesses through to Atlas himself. Plus later in the day the Golympix took place with the chance to catch some Penzance prowess in their sports gear flexing muscles.