The stamps feature highly engaging and colourful illustrations, depicting and capturing the spirit of
well-known and some not so well-known customs that take place around the UK each year.
Royal Mail is celebrating the pride of often seemingly unusual annual customs that are carried out
throughout the UK. We have selected an eclectic mix of well-known and some not so well-known
events that take place in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The UK has an incredibly rich heritage of traditional and unusual customs. Whilst some of these may
seem eccentric to the outside observer, for those who take part there is pride in upholding
centuries-old traditions, and conversely, in some cases establishing new customs.