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.
See also folk, facts and sayings about July
Held over the period which includes St James Day (25th July) - St James
being the Patron Saint of Oysters and Oyster Fisheries.
The Dyers and Vintner's Companies have the right, established in medieval
times, to keep swans on the Thames River.
year the Queen's Swan Keeper and Swan Markers from the two livery companies
row in skiffs along the river to mark the cygnets (baby swans).
Find out more about Swan Upping
Held at the Bentley Bridge Inn in Derbyshire every July
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.
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