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Abbots Bromley Horn Dance Day 2021

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The Abbots Bromley Nostalgia Team are excited to announce our first event of 2021! For the first time in nearly two years we are back and we’ll be displaying our special collection of Horn Dance photographs on Horn Dance Day 2021. The team are very excited to be able to bring you this display after last years absence due to COVID-19. Come along and see us in St. Nicholas Church on Monday the 6th of September from 9am.

If you have any photos to share with the team, please bring them along on the day for scanning.

When viewing our displays, please try to keep a safe distance from others and be mindful of people around you. Thank you.

Entry is FREE but donations are welcomed 🙂 thank you for your support!

What is the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance?

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is a unique English folk dance performed in the village and surrounding district on Wakes Monday. This day follows the first Monday after the first Sunday after the 4th of September, so the dance itself has no fixed date, it can occur between the 5th and 12th of September depending on the year. The Wakes were originally a three day festival granted by Henry 111 in 1226, celebrating St. Bartholomew’s Day August 24th. The correction of the Julian calendar in 1752 moved the fair to the beginning of September and the three days have gradually become one.

Read more about the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance here.

What is there to see and do on Horn Dance Day?

The Horn Dancers – The dancers consist of twelve persons, six carrying the reindeer antlers, the Hobby Horse, Maid Marion, the Jester, a boy carrying a bow and arrow and another with a triangle beating time along with the musician. 

The Local Pubs – Visit our friendly pubs for a drink or a bite to eat – The Bagot Arms, The Goats Head, The Crown and The Coach and Horses.

Exhibitions and Stalls – On the village green and in church you’ll find stalls selling a variety of items from local businesses as well as exhibitions from the local community and groups – don’t forget to visit our display in church!

The approximate timings of Horn Dance Day 2021 can be found on the Abbots Bromley website.

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