animal disguise

animal disguise
   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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