Manx Customs and Traditions - A Manx Tradition for Laa'l Catreeney
One of the Isle of Man's more unusual traditions once took place on Laa'l Catreeney (St. Catherine's Day) on the 6th of December.
Involving a mock funeral of a hen with a traditional song, followed by a dinner from the hen's body and the drinking of much 'jough,' the tradition is at the same time both humorous and deeply sinister.
This short film explains something of the tradition.
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