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Turnip shortage threatens Hop tu Naa

If you want to carve a turnip for Hop tu Naa later this month, get hold of one and hang onto it!

That's the message from Manx National Hertiage, which is appealing to the public to save one of the main events at it's traditional celebration at Cregneash.

Traditionally, children are invited to carve turnip lanterns at Cregneash, but due to the year's awful weather the crop has failed.

That's left a severe shortage of turnips for Hop tu Naa later this month.

Public Services Manager at Manx National Heritage is asking people to bring their own vegetables:

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