May 29th is Royal Oak or Oak Apple Day

From Paul Weston in Glastonbury:

"May 29th is Royal Oak or Oak Apple Day. It was a public holiday in the UK for nearly 200yrs until 1859. The birthday of Charles II, and conceived of as a celebration of the restoration of the monarchy, its form was inspired by an episode when the young Charles hid from the soldiers of Oliver Cromwell in an oak tree. All manner of archaic elements readily attached themselves to the holiday as can be seen in Castleton in the present day in one of the few remaining acknowledgements of the date."

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