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Oak-apple Day

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(in Britain) May 29, the anniversary of the Restoration (1660), formerly commemorated by the wearing of oak apples or oak leaves, recalling the Boscobel oak in which Charles II hid after the battle of Worcester
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OAK APPLE DAY - commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oak tree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
1660 29 MAY Parliament declared a public holiday, Oak Apple Day.
The story resulted in Oak Apple Day being celebrated on May 29, the King's birthday, from 1660 to 1859.
And local families can celebrate Oak Apple Day 17th century style at Oakwell Hall.
Pubs the length and breadth of the land were re-named The Royal Oak, King Charles' birthday was celebrated as Oak Apple Day and pictures of the famous tree were hawked around by the pamphleteers.
THE Royalist celebration of Oak Apple Day is being recreated on Saturday at Beamish Museum.
Engine drivers, gardeners and Manor House servants will be in costume to proclaim their loyalties on Oak Apple Day.
29 Memorial Day (observed); birthday of John E Kennedy, 1917, and Patrick Henry, 1736; Oak Apple Day, Royal Oak Day or Nettle Day in England (commemorates the May 29, 1660, restoration of King Charles).
OAK APPLE DAY - commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oaktree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).