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HUNTING THE WREN ON ST STEPHEN'S DAY

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folk dance in the streets trying to find a ‘fake’ wren - old Manx tradition I’ve lived here for many years but have never witnessed this tradition but it is very popular and held in various locations across our little island. It is also celebrated in Ireland http://www.bbc.co.uk/isleofman/content/articles/2005/12/07/hunting_the_wren_feature.shtml https://www.visitisleofman.com/whats-on/hunt-the-wren-p1310001 26/12/17

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Date: 12/27/2017 2:15:00 PM
I love it when traditions are kept alive. On small islands like ours it is easier to hold on to them. This one is both lovely and interesting. Hugs // paul
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Date: 12/27/2017 2:32:00 PM
I agree Paul and long may these traditions continue, its what makes our countries so unique. One year I will make sure i get to one of the locations and see this for myself:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/26/2017 9:01:00 PM
Love the senryu , Jan, hugs eve
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Date: 12/27/2017 5:47:00 AM
Thanks Eve some of the old traditions are quite fascinating:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/26/2017 1:22:00 PM
Looks like everyone is having a grand time, best wishes Jan...
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Date: 12/26/2017 4:20:00 PM
It's the first time I've seen the video - it looks fun so I may go and watch one year!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 12/26/2017 12:39:00 PM
- Hunt, kill .... and then go to church, sounds like a very old custom - I can dance in the streets but not kill - Many strange traditions, great written Jan - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/26/2017 4:19:00 PM
Thankfully its not like the original custom Anne Lise and no little birds are killed! :-) hugs jan xx