All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

Archive for Aug 7, 2016

The Carshalton Straw Jack

Carshalton Straw Jack 2015 © Pixyled Publications

Carshalton Straw Jack 2015 © Pixyled Publications

It’s been a great year for the traditional Jack in the Green with 21 confirmed so far. The Nottingham Pagan Pride Parade is taking place today and I would love to hear from anyone who can confirm if a Jack-in-the-Green is sighted at all. The Carshalton Straw Jack will be parading on Saturday 3rd September this year. A Celebration of Harvest the Carshalton Straw Jack is ritually stripped in the evening so that all present can take a keepsake and then he is burnt in a brazier. It is hoped that he will be burnt as a complete figure one year. For more details about the route the Jack will take their website is: www.strawjack.co.uk

Carshalton Straw Jack 2015 © Pixyled Publications

Carshalton Straw Jack 2015 © Pixyled Publications