animal disguise

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A number of calendar customs include, or consist of, people dressing up to impersonate animals. See hobby horses for a general discussion, and for specific examples: Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Antrobus Soul-Cakers, Hooden Horse, Minehead Hobby Horse, Old Horse, Old Tup/Derby Ram, Padstow Hobby Horse, stag hunt, straw bears.

Cawte, 1978.

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