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Final training for May Day Beard Waggle

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
PRESS RELEASE 30th April
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

FINAL TRAINING FOR MAY DAY BEARD WAGGLE

Keir Hardie May Day

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that training for the ancient May Day tradition of Beard Waggling has reached its final day around the UK.

The beard waggle involves shaking the beard vigorously from side to side and in doing so stimulating air currents that can cause objects to levitate slightly.

The tradition is believed to originate in late medieval times, and was designed to underline the new Spring growth of facial hair and with it the hope of change and renewal represented by May Day itself

The BLF traditionally asks its supporters, on the traditional London May Day march from Clerkenwell Green, to waggle their beards individually or collectively as the mood takes them to celebrate the arrival of Spring and to strike a blow against a still largely clean shaven political culture.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, ideal beard waggling temperatures are in the 12-15C range and the weather during April has provided some challenges to waggling training. However the forecast for May Day itself looks good and we are confident we can have a good and traditional waggle

One Response to “Final training for May Day Beard Waggle”

  1. Reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:
    Just a week after the London Marathon there’s even more serious action in store tomorrow…

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