Manx Customs and Traditions - The Crosh Cuirn: A Manx tradition for May Day Eve

Published on 27 Apr 2017

On May Day eve (Oie Voaldyn) the evil spirits will be at their strongest in the Isle of Man.

So you might want to protect your home by making a "crosh cuirn" - a small cross made from twigs from a specific tree and sheep’s wool.

In this short video Julie Matthews shows us how it is done, and tells us something of where this unusual Manx tradition originates...

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