The Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festivalat St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square. The 'Pearlies' were costermonger's (street seller of fruit (apples, etc.) and their distinctive costumes are said to have sprung from the arrival of a big cargo of pearl-buttons from Japan in the 1860's.
October Plenty, London
A harvest celebration held annually in Southwark.Plenty mixes ancient seasonal customs and theatre with contemporary festivity.
On Punky Night in Hinton St George, Somerset, local children join a procession through the village streets, swinging their homemade lanterns and going house to house, singing traditional ‘punky’ songs and sometimes getting a few pennies at the front door.