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- Oct 9, 2004
Bizarre Britain: From worm-charming to bun-throwing... the age-old traditions Britons can't wait to restart in 2021
From worm-charming to bun-throwing bouts - it may be nearly 2021 but Britain's historic traditions remain as important as ever. More than 10,000 Britons usually take part in eccentric festivals and competitions every year - with up to 60 events across 35 counties. Covid-19 may have brought a temporary halt to many but here we take a look at some of the weirdest traditions from yesteryear that will hopefully bounce back in 2021. Pictured: Tar Barrel Festival (top left), Worm Charming (bottom left), World Gurning Championships (top right), Weighing the Mayor (bottom right) and Bog Snorkelling (centre).