Isle of Man News - POSTED Sat 31-10-2009

'A truly Manx celebration'

by Manx Radio

'A truly Manx celebration'

All over the Isle of Man today there are events taking place to celebrate the ancient tradition of Hop tu Naa.

The Isle of Man Steam Railway is running a ghost train from Douglas to Castletown, followed by a ghost walk around the former capital.

The Great Laxey Mine Railway is also running a ghost train through its 'haunted' ghost tunnel, with a number of special effects installed for the occasion.

And everybody is welcome to go to Cregneash and learn how to carve one of the traditional turnip lanterns.

Manager Andrew Metcalfe says it is a truly Manx celebration (play audio file):

Further information on Hop tu Naa events is available in another item in this section of manxradio.com

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