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2017 Britannia Coconut Dancers Boundary Dance

2017 Britannia Coconut Dancers Boundary Dance

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2017 Britannia Coconut Dancers Boundary Dance Details

26 March 09:00-19:00
Old Travellers Rest
Unknown Road
Ulpha, LA20 6DX
United Kingdom

Each Easter Saturday, regardless of the weather the dancers gather a 9am accompanied by members of Stacksteads Silver Band to dance through the streets. This tradition takes them round boundaries of the Town.

The dances perform are folk dances & the custom of blackened faces is thought to have a pagan or medieval background. It was to disguise dancers from being recognised by evil spirits, it may also reflect connections to the mining industry.

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Start: 03/26/2017 09:00

End: 03/26/2017 19:00

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