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Today is Laa'l Catreeney - but what is it?

Colby tradition celebrated on 6 December

Today is Laa'l Catreeney, which is celebrated on the Isle of Man on 6 December.

Culture Vannin says it's a day which holds "one of the more unusual and sinister Manx traditions."

Online and Educational Resources Officer James Franklin explained all about those traditions to Manx Radio:

The charity has also immortalised the event, with a video:

To find out more, you can head to the Culture Vannin website.