Hanging the Straw Man

A lesser-known tradition of May Day comes from the Isle of Anglesey and North Wales; crogi gwr gwellt. It involves making a corn dolly in the shape of a man, and hanging it near the home of a sweetheart in order to be rid of a love rival. Learn more about the folklore of this confrontational craft, and how to make your own.

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