Tutti Day is on Tuesday the 29th of April this year. It is one of the events of the Hocktide Court which is held in the town of Hungerford.
Festivities commence at 8am when a horn is blown by the Bellman (town Cryer.) An hour later the Tithing Men with their decorated 'tutti poles' and accompanied by the Orangeman begin to collect tax due by the owners of the Common Rights properties. Today the tax is paid by collecting a kiss from the lady of the house. For more details please click on here to visit hungerford.co.uk
Mugs, Tubs and Pots
Originally Mischief Night was celebrated in England on either May Day Eve (the 30th of April) or on Halloween. In the 17th century (in England) it moved to the 4th of November the eve before Guy Fawkes day.
Children would play simple tricks on people in the locality. An example was when a neighbour's house was decorated by putting mops,rakes and brushes on top of it's roof, along with mugs, tubs and pots.
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