Traditions and customs

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Many unusual traditions and practices have been observed in Jersey over the years. Some continue to this day, and some died out centuries ago. This section of Jerripedia will identify some of the more bizarre and attempt to trace their origins and the reasons why they were outlawed or fell into disuse.

A cartoon of about 1870, by an unknown artist, showing Jurat David de Quetteville raising the Clameur de Haro over the building of the railway
A painting by St Helier Lander of the Assize d'Heritage in session
The 1904 Battle of Flowers

Further reading

Customs, Ceremonies & Traditions of the Channel Islands, by Raoul Lemprière

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