Fastern E’en Ba’

Fastern E'en Ba'

Date: 16 February 21 — 16 February 21 | Report this event.

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Candelmas Day is celebrated here with a strange kind of football match between the townspeople.  The football is made of leather and is covered in streamers, the playing field is the streets of the town and the goals are at each end of the town.  The game is said to refer to an old battle between the English and the Scots after which the winners, who were the Scots, hacked off their enemies heads and kicked them around the town.

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Event Location: Jedburgh, UK

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