Mummer's Day 2016

December 26, 2016 in England

Mummer's Day is celebrated on December 26, 2016. Mummer's Day, or "Darkie Day" as it is sometimes known, is an ancient Cornish midwinter celebration that occurs every year on Boxing Day and New Year's Day in Padstow, Cornwall. It was originally part of the pagan heritage of midwinter celebrations that were regularly celebrated throughout Cornwall where people would guise dance and disguise themselves by blackening up their faces or wearing masks. It was in contrast to the 'white' summer festivals of Cornish towns such as Padstow, Helston and Penzance. Recently the people of Penzance have revived its midwinter celebration with the Montol Festival, during which people darken or paint their skin or use masks to disguise themselves. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is Mummer's Day?
Nationwide
England

When is Mummer's Day?
Monday, the 26th of December 2016
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  1. Winter Solstice
    Wed, 21.12.2016
  2. Christmas Eve
    Sat, 24.12.2016
  3. Christmas
    Sun, 25.12.2016
  4. New Year's Eve
    Sat, 31.12.2016
  5. New Year's Day
    Sun, 01.01.2017

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