The UK has many weird and wonderful traditions, and we have gathered together some of the most interesting for you to try out this Easter.
Around the world, from maypoles and Morris dancing to ‘Easter-Crime’ in Norway – where they traditionally celebrate by reading a good old-fashioned gritty crime novel - Easter can be celebrated in some unusual ways, but we think you’ll find none more eventful than this bunch.
World Coal Carrying Championships – Gawthorpe, Wakefield
What began as a spirited wager between two Gawthorpe villagers back in 1963 has today grown to be an Easter Monday tradition, as men and women take to the streets with their large sacks of coal in an effort to race for the finish and some serious prize money.
Bottle-kicking, Hallaton, Leicestershire
Two warring Leicestershire villages take to the streets each year for a game of Bottle Kicking. To win, teams go head-to-head to try to be the first to get two of three ‘bottles’ – which are actually brightly decorated and heavy kegs – across a stream and into the opposing team’s village. Hundreds of people take part and have to work together to ‘kick’ the barrels about a mile. The rules are simple: there are none. The game can go on all day - and injuries can be numerous – but it’s all in good spirits.
Pace Egg Play – Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
Back to Yorkshire for another Easter treat – the annual performance of the Pace Egg Play in Heptonstall on Good Friday. In the village square you can expect to see a courageous performance by the central St George character as he takes on all challengers, including the Black Prince of Paradine and the Bold Slasher. Join the locals in cheering on their hero, and stick around for the beautiful Hebden Valley scenery.
Win a kilo of chocolate
This Easter we’re offering you the chance to win a 1kg Chocolate Lindt Bunny. All you have to do is guess how many one-kilo Lindt Bunnies we’ve fit in the back of our Kia Cee’d, with the seats down. Visit our Facebook page or Twitter account for more information.
Terms and Conditions
• The competition is open from Monday 23rd March and closes for entries at midnight on Monday 30th March.
• Hertz have agreed on the number of bunnies that will fit in the car, with the back seats down. Their decision on this number is final.
• Calculations are based upon Kia Cee’d official dimensions, calculated as of 10th March 2015 by Hertz.
• The winning guess will be the closest number to the figure Hertz decided on.
• Should there be more than one winning entry, a winner will be chosen at random from all of those winning entries.
• The winner will be notified by Hertz replying to their comment on Facebook and also a separate Facebook post making the announcement on Tuesday 31st March
• The competition is available in the following markets: UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Italy and there will be one winner of a prize of Lindt chocolate worth up to a maximum of 50 Euros in each market
• Prize draw takes place on the 31st March 2015 and Hertz will make all reasonable attempts to contact the winner. If the winner does not confirm prize acceptance after three (3) days, or if there is insufficient information supplied to contact the winner, the prize will be forfeited
• The promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
• No cash alternative is offered and the prize cannot be sold
• By entering the competition, permission is granted for Hertz Europe to use images and/or content uploaded on social media platforms for promotional purposes only
• The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and Twitter.
• Hertz reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the promotion and/or revise these terms and conditions at any time without giving prior notice and by continuing to take part in this promotion subsequent to any such revision of these terms and conditions entrants shall be deemed to have been agreed to any such new or amended terms
• Promoter: Hertz Europe Limited, based at Hertz House, 11 Vine Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1QE, United Kingdom. This promotion is subject to English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts