Easter Monday

Hello, it’s Easter Monday as we’re sure you all know. We hope you all enjoyed your Easter Eggs and the time off.

Now, Easter Monday is traditionally a time for a wide range of interesting local customs. Among these is the ‘bottle kicking’ game from Leicestershire, a tradition that goes back for many years:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottle-kicking

Meanwhile, in the North of England, the World Coal Carrying Championship is taking place:

http://www.gawthorpe.ndo.co.uk/coal.htm

And not forgetting that today is also Hop Monday to commemorate (or should that be celebrate?) the arrival of Hops in Britain.

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