Spring Bank Holiday

Pentecost Holiday is arriving! Enjoy it for have a stay in one of our London Palmers Lodge hostels!

Thanks to the Spring Bank Holiday, you will have a three-day week-end. Why not take the opportunity to spend a few days in London? It can be interesting to discover how the British celebrate the Pentecost Holiday!

Indeed, some traditions are present in our country but not elsewhere. For example, in Brockworth, men must run on the Cooper hill for win a big cheese weighing 8lbs! For that, they must pursue it throughout the hill. Concerning women, one of the dueler participing to the celebration is crowned for her beauty.

Other example: in Endon in Staffordshire, men have a competition named « Tossing the Sheaf » where the goal is to pounce a haystack as far away as possible to win a price.

Like the Early May Bank Holiday, some of these customs come from the fertility rites that took place in Roman times.

Concerning the other British, they celebrate the Pentecost with celebrations including Morris Dancers (like for the Early May Bank Holiday) for example. Otherwise, some of them make little trips. Others prefer a walk in the park or just to stay at home.

Come and enjoy this British celebration! Moreover, in our London Palmers Lodge hostels (Hillspring and Swiss Cottage), we offer you a lot of services like the free Wi-Fi! Don’t hesitate to visit our website (www.palmerslodges.com) for more information or just contact us! We are looking forward to your visit!