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Allendale Tar Barrel Burning

31 December - A version of burning out the old year, locals walk down the street with blazing tar barrels on their heads. Some of these are then thrown to light a bonfire.

Christmas, Yule and the Winter Solstice

Ghost of Christmas

The 25th of December is associated with the birth of Christ and the celebration of the nativity, but it is also an amalgamation of pagan festivals and traditions dating back before the birth of Christ. Read More »

Holy Innocent's Day

28 December - Holy Innocent's Day is said to be the unluckiest day of the year.

St Lucy's Day

13 December - Traditionally a day for divining the identity of future husbands.



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