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Foggy Bottom Morris Men

Rock Creek Morris Women & Foggy Bottom Morris Men Morris dancing is a ritual dance tradition from the Cotswold region of England. The dances were originally intended to celebrate the passing of winter and to promote the growth of crops, beasts, and humans. The ringing of bells and the clashing of sticks drives off unfriendly powers and awakens the earth from its winter slumber. The lively steps and waving handkerchiefs lift peopleÆs spirits and inspire the crops to grow tall. In ancient times, people believed that the magic of the Morris was needed each year to bring the renewal and rebirth of spring.

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Foggy Bottom Morris Men and Rock Creek Morris Women 5/1/01: Foggy Bottom Morris Men and Rock Creek Morris Women

The Rock Creek Morris Women and the Foggy Bottom Morris Men celebrate the passing of winter with traditional dances, bells, and the clashing of sticks.

Foggy Bottom Morris Men and Rock Creek Morris Women

The Rock Creek Morris Women and the Foggy Bottom Morris Men celebrate the passing of winter with traditional dances, bells, and the clashing of sticks.

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