A long time ago the year was marked out with special days which marked the passing year. These were days of celebrations where people would do things, eat things or make things which they would not normally do.
Life-size scarecrows are made and displayed around the
village by local people in early to mid-August. A hugely popular event.
Bun Race St Bartholomew's Hospital,
On St. Bartholomew's Day, 24th August, children run around the church of St. Bart's. After completing the circuit they are given a bun and the adults are given a biscuit especially baked for the occasion.
Hop Festival, Faversham, Kent
of the hop harvest when thousands of Londoners went to Kent for a working
Bank Holiday Monday (Last monday in August)
Bog Snorkelling Championships,
Waen Rhydd peat bog, near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales
The aim is to swim two lengths of the 60-yard Waen Rhydd peat bog with flippers and snorkel in the fastest time. There are different categories including juniors, fancy dress, women's and men's.
Well-Dressing Derbyshire May - September
Well dressing is one of Derbyshire's and the Peak District's best known, most popular and colourful customs. It dates back hundreds of years, and though there have been religious associations, the true origins remain unknown. Click here to find out more