Winter Solstice heralds start of festive beard growth

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front press release

21st December

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

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








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