THOUSANDS of people in the Colne Valley took the chance to go "Cuckoo".
They gathered in Marsden at the weekend as the legendary Cuckoo Day fell upon them once again.
And, as the event entered its 15th year, the celebrations proved to be every bit as successful as the previous years.
The celebrations began on Friday evening as 40 people turned up for the two-mile cuckoo walk.
Along the way, storyteller Peter Armitage recalled the curious tale of the Marsdeners who built a wall around the first cuckoo of Spring to ensure a lasting Spring in the village.
But, their plan was doomed to fail as the wall wasn't high enough and the cuckoo flew away.
Philip Thompson, chairman of the Marsden Cuckoo Day Committee, said: "This local legend is attracting people far and wide, from outside of the village.
"Interest in Cuckoo Day is spreading more and more each year."
The main schedule of events started on Saturday morning, with Marsden Junior Band playing at the official opening ceremony outside The United Church.
Other activities included face painting, crafts, a children's entertainer and the chance to take part in a `How well do you know Yorkshire?' quiz.
Organisers couldn't have asked for a better weekend, as the glorious weather seemed to attract more and more people as the day went on.
Mr Thompson said: "It was great to see all those hundreds of people enjoying the day and taking part in the activities that had been put on by various local organisations."
The fun continued well into the evening as Colne Valley-based morris dancers The Slubbing Billys celebrated their 21st anniversary by hosting a Cuckoo Day ceilidh with country dance band Enoch's Hammer.
The weekend's celebrations ended yesterday with a Cuckoo Day service at the United Church.
See pictures in today's Examiner.