In honor of the May Day celebration, every young woman and girl in the village danced and cavorted around the May Pole. With flowers in their hair and smiles on their faces, the ladies sported and cavorted in celebration of the spring season, wearing ribbons and waving garlands. After a while the dance expanded to include the cavorting of the village’s men, which included swinging their partners in circles and laughing gaily. The playful dancing and cavorting continued under the full moon all night, for everyone was in very high spirits.
Quiz: What does it mean to cavort?
- To cut loose and dance in a playful way.
- To celebrate a seasonal festival.
- To pair off into loving couples during a dance.