Plough Monday


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Plough Monday

n
the first Monday after Epiphany, which in N and E England used to be celebrated with a procession of ploughmen drawing a plough from house to house
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At the start of April, Plough Monday brewed its first batch of beer.
Plough Monday is the first Monday after 12th night when country folk, labourers and agricultural workers traditionally returned to their fields for work, marking the start of a new agricultural year.
Amongst the village customs of past years none was so popular with the farm servants as 'ptoughboying', and the men servants of Acaster and the adjacent villages generally arranged each year to gather up a company of' 'ploughboys', who held festival in York and neighbourhood during Plough Monday and the succeeding days of the week [.
Q DOES anyone remember Plough Monday - on the second Monday in January.
Today, morris is performed on days such as Plough Monday, Easter and the start of spring and is still associated with ensuring a good crop.
The local Bullockers group gathered to mark Plough Monday with a traditional dance around Hinckley and villages including Sharnford.