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Whittlesey Straw Man
Some sources say this festival takes place on the Monday after twelfth night (Plough Monday), the tuesday following Plough Monday or the Saturday. Either way, a man is dressed from head to foot in straw bundles and dances around the town of Whittlesey, going from house to house looking for gifts of food, money and beer. The Straw Man is also referred to as the Straw Bear. The festival probably has ancient origins.