Historically Hop tu Naa has been considered to be the Celtic New Year, marking the end of the summer and the beginning of winter. It was traditionally a time when people would celebrate the fact that the harvest had been safely gathered in and all the preparations had been made for the long cold winter ahead.
The celebration of Hop tu Naa takes place each year in the end of October at the Cregneash village. The traditional activities and performances will bring to life the ancient spirit of the feast and will create the unforgettable atmosphere. Children will be able to make and decorate their own turnip lanterns for Hop tu Naa, and take part in various activities held on the festive occasion.
Cregneash is an isolated village set on the Mull Hill on the southwestern coast of the Isle of Man. Until the start of the 1900's, the village had not been effected by technology, and it was one of the last places to hear a native Manx Speaker. Today much of Cregneash village is part of the Living Museum dedicated to the preservation of the traditional Manx ways of life, but there are still a few homes with villagers living modern village life.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association/organization name Manx National Heritage
Address of the event: The National Folk Museum, Cregneash village, Mull Hill, Isle of Man
Address of the organization: Manx National Heritage, town of Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LY
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