Dunmow Flitch (Monday after Pentecost)
Dunmow Flitch is a tradition dating back to the 13th century. It consists in the rivalry of marriages, whose job is to prove, that for a year and a day they never quarreled or regretted their relationship. The winners will be rewarded with great bacon. Contestants must answer questions about their life. Answers are judged by a special jury of six virgins and six bachelors. Apparently, one of the first winning pairs was a sailor and his wife, who haven't seen each other all year round. The reason for the loss may be the virulence of the players' statements, therefore no acid is added to the wine for this occasion.
Different, a much younger habit dates back to 1969 r. Every three years, in Dyfed near Laugharne, the townspeople go on a march, which is to unite the local community and remind about the rights and privileges granted to it in the fourteenth century. The departure takes place at five in the morning with the ringing of the town hall bell. The parade is opened by the mayor. He is followed by halberdiers, public defender, great council and other inhabitants. The route is 38 km. The participants of the march camp from time to time, uniting over a glass of wine.