Beard Liberation Front press release
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Winter Solstice heralds start of festive beard growth
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that the Winter Solstice on 21st December, the shortest day, is also the start of the traditional festive beard growing season.
A beard started on the Winter Solstice is traditionally left untrimmed until Twelfth Night.
The Solstice is marked by Druids at Stonehenge, often with significant facial hair on display.
BLF organiser Keith Flett said, December 21st is the start of the Christmas beard growing season. The reality is that at this time of year it is simply too dark in the morning to shave
Link to Beard of the Year poll
Beard of the Year 2016 shortlist
Joe Ledley, footballer
Stig Abell, Editor, TLS
Gary Lineker, broadcaster
Simon Stevens, NHS CEO
Moeen Ali, cricketer
James O’Brien, broadcaster
Tim O’Rourke, Howling Hops brewer
Philip Wilton, cheesemaker
Andy Murray, tennis player
Jurgen Klopp, football manager
Alexander Van Der Bellen, Austrian President
Michael Sheen, actor and activist
Ben Bellamy Labour Councillor
Jeremy Corbyn won the separate Parliamentary Beard of the Year poll on 9th December