Traditional, Eccentric & British

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20March
21March

The Druid Order

Greater London | 20 March 20

A celebration of spring held by the Druid Order

10March

International Bagpipe Day

scotland | 10 March 20

The sound of bagpipes filling the air as day dawns

13April

The World Coal Carrying Championships.

West Yorkshire | 13 April 20

A Grand Yorkshire Day out

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20June
21June

The Druid Order: Summer equinox

Wiltshire | 20 June 20

A celebration of Summer held by the Druid Order

31December

Flambeaux Festival

Perthshire | 31 December 19

Take part in one of the country's oldest festivals

15December

THE 10TH LONDON PANTOMIME HORSE RACE

Greater London | 15 December 19

The Horse is with you!

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21November
21December

Winter Solstice

shropshire | 21 November 19

The Winter Solstice sunset is at 15:56 on 21 December.

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05December
12December

Chester Winter Watch Parade

Cheshire West and Chester | 05 December 19

Annual parade dating back to the 1400s

01January

Whitesands New Years Day Charity Swim

Pembrokeshire | 01 January 20

Raise money for the swim on New Years Day

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09February
10October

St Ives Feast Day Celebrations

Cornwall | 09 February 20

A tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church

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08May
08May

Helston Flora Day

Cornwall | 08 May 19

Come and enjoy this traditional Cornish extravaganza

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28December
29December

Guiseley Theatre: Pantomine

West Yorkshire | 28 December 19

Dick Whittington - The Pantomime

11December

Carols in the Courtyard at Pentillie Castle

Cornwall | 11 December 19

From 6pm

11January

Burning the Clavie

Grampian | 11 January 20

an ancient Scottish custom at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth

21November

The Worlds Biggest Liar Competition

Cumbria | 21 November 19

You will have a great night ......that's no lie

23November

BRIXHAM LIGHTS LANTERNS ‘LUMINATIONS

Devon | 23 November 19

Lantern parade, entertainment and food outlets

26December

Windlesham Pram Race

Surrey | 26 December 19

A Pram Race is run each year with the sole purpose of raising money for charity

30May

World Custard Pie championships

Kent | 30 May 20

Come along to a great family day out

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23November
24November

Ulverston Dickensian Festival 2019

Cumbria | 23 November 19

Held on 23rd and 24th November 2019

03May

MALDON MUD RACE 2020

Essex | 03 May 20

Come along for the World Famous Maldon Mud Race

29May

Oak Apple Day

United Kingdom | 29 May 20

Nationally recognised with events on around the Country

26December

Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea"

Devon | 26 December 19

THE WALK IN THE SEA IS ALWAYS HELD AT 12.00 AM ON BOXING DAY.

29February

The 13th UK Wife Carrying Race

Surrey | 29 February 20

Carry your wife like a Viking raider

25February

St Columb Silver Ball Hurling

Cornwall | 25 February 20

Usually starts about 4.30pm near the Market Square

25February

Shrovetide Fair & Pancake Toss

Staffordshire | 25 February 20

Held on Shrove Tuesday at noon on the Market Square and in Bore Street.

25February

Scarborough Skipping Day 2020

North Yorkshire | 25 February 20

This year its Tuesday, 25 February at South Bay from 12 noon.

25March

Tichborne Dole

Hampshire | 25 March 20

A traditional English festival of charity

07March

St Piran's Festival Redruth

Cornwall | 07 March 20

Saturday 7th March 2020 - All free!

05March

St Piran's Day

Cornwall | 05 March 20

County wide celebration

01March

Lanark Whuppity Scoorie

Clydesdale | 01 March 20

Enjoy this Scottish tradition.

01March

St Davids Day Parade in Cardiff 2020

Glamorganshire | 01 March 20

A traditional celebration of all things welsh starts 12.30pm

26February

Fastern E'en Ba'

Scottish Borders | 26 February 20

A festival in Scotland, held on the Tuesday before Lent

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19February
23February

Bishops Castle Arts Festival

shropshire | 19 February 20

Set in the Shropshire Hills town of Bishop’s Castle

06January

Bodmin Wassail

Cornwall | 06 January 20

An ancient custom first recorded in Bodmin in 1624

01January

Mapleton Raft Race and Bridge Jump

Derbyshire | 01 January 20

Come and watch the brave hearted on the annual New years day bridge jump

01January

Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race

tyne and wear | 01 January 20

Celebrate New Years Day with this unusual event in the North East

06January

Haxey Hood

Lincolnshire | 06 January 20

From the Duke William pub to the Church When

17January

Carhampton Community Wassail

Somerset | 17 January 20

“Wassailing has been celebrated in Carhapmton for 150 years…

25January

Burns Night

scotland | 25 January 20

Annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25.

31December

Edingburgh Hogmanay 2019

midlothian | 31 December 19

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Years celebration

31December

Flamborough Fire Festival

East Riding of Yorkshire | 31 December 19

VIKING LONGSHIP BURNING ON SEA OF FLAMES!

26December

St Ives Boxing Day Swim 2019

Cornwall | 26 December 19

Brave the Boxing Day weather

25December

Bude SLSC Mike Moyle Christmas Day Swim 2019

Cornwall | 25 December 19

December 25 @ 11:00 am at Crooklets beach

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06December
08December

Fowey Christmas Market 2019

Cornwall | 06 December 19

One of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events

02February

Clown Service in memory of the British clown Joseph Grimaldi

Greater London | 02 February 20

Usually starts at 3pm at Haggerston's All Saints Church (but please check)

25December

Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim 2019

Norfolk | 25 December 19

From 10:30-12:00 at central promenade

25December

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club 2018

Dorset | 25 December 19

Christmas day swim

26December

Sidmouth Boxing Day Swim 2019

Devon | 26 December 19

Get ready for a cold sea Swim!

26December

Marshfield Paper Boys

Gloucestershire | 26 December 19

A Gloucestershire traditition for Boxing Day

26December

ROTARY CLUB OF REDCAR BOXING DAY DIP 2019

North Yorkshire | 26 December 19

Every penny raised by the dippers they sent to their chosen charity.

26December

Bibury Duck Race 2019

Gloucestershire | 26 December 19

The race usually starts at 11am

25January

Chinese New Year,

United Kingdom | 25 January 20

2020 is the year of the Rat

31December

Stonehaven Fireballs 2019

Aberdeenshire | 31 December 19

A New Years Eve Celebration with Fire Balls

26December

Matlock Raft Race 2019

Derbyshire | 26 December 19

An annual charitable event in Matlock, Derbyshire on Boxing Day

26December

Grenoside Sword Dance

South Yorkshire | 26 December 19

Traditional sword dancing on Boxing day at 11am outside The Old Harrow Inn

26December

Ludlow Tug of War 2019

shropshire | 26 December 19

a 'tug of war' contest is held between The Feathers and the Bull across Corve Street.

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26December
24December

Pragham Pram Race

West Sussex | 26 December 19

The Oldest Boxing day pram race in the World

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25December
01January

Uppies and Doonies Ba game

Orkney | 25 December 19

Join a traditional festive mass game of football

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01January
01January

Barry Island New Year Day Dip 2020

Glamorganshire | 01 January 19

Annual new year day swim on 1st January

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25February
26February

Ashbourne Shrovetide Football 2020

Derbyshire | 25 February 20

16-hour football match that has been taking place since the 17th century

26December

Waltham cross Bakers and Sweeps

Hertfordshire | 26 December 19

The bakers & Sweeps have been raising money for local charities since 1908

26December

Llandudno Boxing Day Swim 2019

north wales | 26 December 19

Held at the sea front 26th December 2019

31December

Mountain Ash Nos Galan Road Race 2019

south wales | 31 December 19

An traditional annual five-kilometre run on New Years Eve

31December

Hop-tu-Naa

Isle of Mann | 31 December 19

A Celtic festival celebrated in the Isle of Man on 31 October.

31December

Newburgh Oddfellows Parade 2019

scotland | 31 December 19

A New Years Eve Procession with a twist to support charity

26December

Handsworth Sword Dance

South Yorkshire | 26 December 19

A traditional dance is Longsword, also known as ‘Hilt and Point’ held on Boxing day

31December

Barlaston New Years Eve Celebration

Staffordshire | 31 December 19

Celebrate the past with a walk through the village and a mumming play

31December

Comrie’s Famous Flambeaux Event

Perthshire | 31 December 19

A traditional Scottish Hogmanay

07December

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas 2019

Devon | 07 December 19

7th December at 09:00–18:00

01December

Otley Victorian Fayre 2019

West Yorkshire | 01 December 19

The 34th Otley Victorian Fayre in Yorkshire

26December

Fisherman and Fireman Football Match and Raft Race

North Yorkshire | 26 December 19

Comic football match and crazy raft race

26December

Greatham Annual Sword Dance

County of Durham | 26 December 19

Come and enjoy Greatham sword and dance

26December

Barrel Rolling in Grantchester

Cambridgeshire | 26 December 19

The Traditional Boxing Day Grantchester Barrel Rolling

26December

Flamborough Sword Dance

North Yorkshire | 26 December 19

A traditional Yorkshire Sword Dance

26December

Boxing Day Swim, West Bay AKA The West Bay Wallow

Bridgend | 26 December 19

Bridport Round Table will be collecting donations towards local charities on the day.

26December

The Cutty Wren Ceremony Middleton (Suffolk)

Suffolk | 26 December 19

An ancient procession involving a procession and dancing

25December

Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim 2019

Mid Glamorgan | 25 December 19

Swim for charity on 25th December Register at 1030

01January

Abersoch RNLI New Years Day Swim 2020

Gwnyedd | 01 January 20

Abersoch RNLI Sponsored New Year's Day Dip

24December

Tolling the Devils Knell in Dewsbury

West Yorkshire | 24 December 19

A festive christmas eve service with a difference

24December

Richmond Poor Old Hoss

North Yorkshire | 24 December 19

A Festive quaint event

24December

Axmouth Burning the Ashen Faggot

Devon | 24 December 19

A quaint event that dates back hundreds of years

23December

Tom Bawcock Eve (Mousehole)

Cornwall | 23 December 19

A quaint traditional celebration of a Cornish villager.

21December

Penzance Montol Festival

Cornwall | 21 December 19

A cornish mid winter celebration

21December

Burning the clocks

East Sussex | 21 December 19

A carnival procession to celebrate the start of the winter solstice

11January

World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing

Powys | 11 January 20

Tough race for Mountain Bikers and those interested in Romans.

18January

Chepstow Wassail and Mari Lwyd 2020

Monmouthshire | 18 January 20

A traditional musical event on the English and Welsh border

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01January
01January

Otley New Years Day Swim

West Yorkshire | 01 January 19

Start the New Year with a dip in the river Wharfe

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07January
22December

Roman Tours

Cheshire West and Chester | 07 January 19

Daily walking tours of Roman Chester with an authentic Roman Soldier

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20January
15December

PALM SUNDAY ARCHERS – 2019 Shoots

North Yorkshire | 20 January 19

Dates through out the year!

31December

Allendale Tar Barrels

Northumberland | 31 December 19

A lively midnight procession and celebration

06January

Guildford Twelfth Night Wassail

Surrey | 06 January 20

A celebration of Twelfth night in Guilford