Tess of the D'Urbervilles

2-What pleasant village May Day custom is described? What seems to be the symbolism associated with the event?

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In Chapter Two, Durbeyfield was returning home during the May Day dance in which the younger women of Marlott walked in procession in white gowns, holding willow wands and white flowers. As a member of the May Day procession, adorned in white, she symbolizes purity and virginity, while her physical characteristics equally suggest her innocence.