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Pumpkins and turnips ready for action

The streets of the Isle of Man will be alive with pointy hats and carved turnips and pumpkins tonight.

Hop-Tu-Naa has been celebrated on the Island since the early 19th Century when children would sing for salted herring and fruit.

The night of ghoulish festivities originally took place on November 11, with young boys chasing out Winnie the Witch, and girl practising divination to find out their future husbands.

Manx Heritage Curator, Yvonne Cresswell (pictured) says it is great to see the Hop-Tu-Naa tradition carried on:


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