Hop Hoodening, Canterbury Cathedral, CT1 2EH

Event Details

Hop Hoodening is the Kentish harvest festival featuring the traditional Hooden Horse, a hobby-horse with snapping jaws. There is a special service at Canterbury Cathedral, preceded by a procession around the precincts. The Hop Queen will arrive amidst a bower constructed of hop-bines and everyone makes their way into the Cathedral. During the service we will dance in front of the altar and sing appropriate hymns. Afterwards there’s plenty more dancing around town.


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