Everything you ever wanted to know about April Fools' Day (All Fools' Day), from origins to the UK's first known prank.
Bampton Morris dancing is known worldwide for its extraordinary lineage. We chat to one of the tradition bearers and dig into the history.
Newcomers to the world of traditional customs and rituals very quickly come face to face with beasts and hobby horses. In this article, we attempt to offer some explanation for the inexplicable.
Of all the esoteric traditions and rituals that take place across the UK, the Cooper’s Hill cheese rolling contest is...
Once a year, over the long Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the occupants of Combe Martin, the Earl of Rone Council, and a fair number of spectators enact this fascinating tradition. Alex Hurr takes a deep dive into its history, but warns of distinct fever-dream vibes along the way.
From 17th-century party games to spooky charms, we dig into the origins of one of the oldest living customs still observed in modern times: Valentine's Day.