January

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Plough Monday

This is the first Monday after Epiphany, the first day of the first week back at work after the Christmas holidays.

Events associated with Plough Monday include:

  • Mummers Plays
  • Plough Bullocks
On the 1st Saturday after Plough Sunday, (the Sunday preceding Plough Monday), the Goathland Plough Stots have their annual Day of Dance Goathland

Wassailing

Dates vary regionally. Bread or toast is soaked in cider and hung in the apple trees. Guns are then fired into the trees.

Apple Howling at Henfield

Straw Bear Festival

Held in Whittlesey near Peterborough, Second weekend in January.


Traditional drama

Ripponden, West Yorkshire: Long Company Web site 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th of January


Traditional Games

Haxey Hood A football match where the players are perhaps more violent than the fans - takes place in Lincolnshire on January 6th.

There is a Wikipedia entry here

Traditional Races

Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race

Traditional Lunacy

Whitley Bay Sea Swim



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