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Marsden Imbolc Festival 2014

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Marsden Imbolc Festival 2014

1st February 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

marsden imbolc festivalImbolc was a Celtic Fire Festival to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring.

The Imbolc in Marsden was first established in the mid 1990′s and takes place on the first Saturday in February.

Over the last few years thousands of spectators have gathered outside Marsden railway station to follow a torch-lit procession along Reddisher Road to Tunnel End where the festival takes place.

Onlookers, waiting outside the Tunnel End Inn, are aware of the procession’s approach when they hear the drummers which accompany it along the road. Soon the flicker of burning torches carried by strangely costumed individuals heralds the arrival of the procession which slowly makes its way to the area outside Standedge Visitor Centre.

As the spectators move slowly into position, they are entertained by fire performers and jugglers. The highlight of the evening is a contest between Jack Frost by the Green Man – larger than life figures which come together against a fiery backdrop accompanied by the rhythmic drumming and the enthusiastic cheers (and boos!) of the crowd. Jack Frost’s ultimate defeat is followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

To see their fundraising page click HERE

If you would like to volunteer to help steward the Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival on Saturday 1st Feb. If your free between 6pm and 8pm on that evening and are willing to help us we’d be very grateful and invite you to our magnificent after party. You would get to don a beautuful yellow jacket and join the lantern parade from Marsden Station to Standedge Visitor Centre where you can watch the fire spectacular. Please send a friend request to HERE

 

 

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Date:
1st February 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

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Standedge Visitors Car Park
Waters Rd, Huddersfield,
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 6NQ United Kingdom
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