Hobby Horse

The term hobby horse is used, principally by folklorists, to refer to the costumed characters that feature in some traditional seasonal customs, processions and similar observances around the world. They are particularly associated with May Day celebrations, Mummers Plays and the Morris dance in England.

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Dunster - Culture
... On the evening of 1 May each year the Minehead Hobby Horse visits Dunster and is received at the Castle ... Another conjecture about its origin is that the hobby horse was the ancient King of the May ... The Hobby Horse tradition begins with the waking of the inhabitants of Minehead by the beating of a loud drum ...
Golowan Festival - Modern Golowan Celebrations - Penglaz The Penzance 'Obby 'Oss
... Penglaz owes its origins to the descriptions of the hobby horse that once accompanied the Christmas guisers in their perambulation of Penzance during ... The classic, contemporary account of the guisers’ horse was given by Richard Edmonds who described the horse as being “ "represented by a man carrying a piece of wood in the form ... The Hobby Horse that went with the Land's End mummers not so very long ago was the sort that consists of a horses skull held up on a stick by a hide covered or sheet draped man, and had ...
Hobby Horse - Other Meanings
... From the term "hobby horse" came the expression "to ride one's hobby-horse", meaning "to follow a favourite pastime", and in turn, the modern sense of the term hobby ... began producing an improved version, which was popularly known as the "hobby-horse" ... Dada, is possibly named after a French child's word for hobby horse ...
List Of Balamory Episodes (season 2) - Hobby Horse
... Archie finds a hobby horse under Miss Hoolie's desk, and he fixes the handle with glue, but it doesn't work out right ...

Famous quotes containing the words horse and/or hobby:

    Don’t worry about a sugar planter. Give him a horse and he’ll ride to his own funeral.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902–1988)

    My hobby more and more is likely to be common school education, or universal education.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)