Littleborough Rushbearing

 20th-22rd July 2018

Rushbearing officially dates back to the 10th Century AD and Pope Gregory: who stated that rushes should be taken to the church to be laid on the floor, for warmth.  This happened on the particular parish churches Saints day.  Like most Christian traditions, it was very probably a hijacked tradition from the indigenous customs of this region.  Nevertheless, it became an annual event in many towns and villages across the North West.  There are hints of Rush Bearing in other regions, but not so much a Rush Cart procession as we have around these parts.- See more at: