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Culture Vannin celebrates Laa Luanys

Manx custom takes place on 1 August

The 1 August for many is no different from any other day, except for on the Isle of Man.

But it's also a day of a traditional Manx custom, telling us to go up the hills - known in Manx as Laa Luanys.

A Culture Vannin video, with the voice of local musician Matt Creer, explains:

You can also hear a poem written and performed by the Manx Bard, Annie Kissack, about the tradition:

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