Today’s Holiday: Annual Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scramble

Today’s Holiday:
Annual Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scramble

This 700-year-old event is the highpoint of the local calendar in the small village of Hallaton in Leicestershire, England. Opposing teams from Hallaton and the neighboring town of Medbourne scramble to maneuver two out of three small wooden beer kegs across a goal line. The event begins when the local rector blesses the Hare Pie—originally made of hare but now of beef. After handing out slices to some of the villagers, he scatters the remainder on the rectory lawn, where people scramble for it. Then comes the contest for the beer-filled kegs. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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