Today’s Holiday: Lanimer Day Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Lanimer Day Festival

The people of Lanark, Scotland, dedicate an entire week to inspecting and celebrating the boundary stones that enclose the territory gifted to them by King David I of Scotland in the 12th century. This event, known as the Lanimers, features public decorations, a parade of civic officials, marching bands, and a series of tableaux. The procession passes by each of the boundary stones—the days’ activities close with the town clerk’s pronouncement that the boundaries remain in good condition, and a 900-year-old bell rings in celebration. More…:

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