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Curious Customs Presentation Pack

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This colourful collectible contains all eight Special Stamps. It’s packed full of fun facts, tales of the unexpected, a specially-commissioned illustrated map and an exclusive poem celebrating our nation’s curious customs.

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Contains all eight Curious Customs Special Stamps and a specially-commissioned illustrated map, cut from wood and painted by Jonny Hannah, plotting each of the customs featured.

  • Folklorist Steve Roud shares the tales behind the customs.
  • A poem written for Royal Mail by Matt Harvey, Customs and Exercise, celebrates our nation’s curious traditions and eccentric endeavours.
  • Burning the Clocks - A Brighton folk festival featuring a lantern parade and a beach bonfire. 
  • Padstow ’Obby ’Oss - Two black hobby horses lead a May Day procession through the town. 

  • World Gurning Championships - A highlight of Cumbria’s annual Egremont Crab Fair.
  • Up Helly Aa - A fire festival celebrating Shetland’s Viking heritage, held in Lerwick. 
  • Cheese Rolling - Hundreds of runners chase a Double Gloucester down a hill in Brockworth.
  • Halloween - Europe’s biggest Halloween festival takes place over five days in Derry/Londonderry. 
  • Horn Dance - A unique celebration of ancient hunting rites, held in Staffordshire. 
  • Bog Snorkelling - Swimmers race through a water-filled trench in a peat bog in Powys.