Beard Liberation Front press release
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Hirsute Campaigners warn on ‘excessive enthusiasm’ for Maundy Thursday traditions
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, which campaigns against beardism, irrational prejudice against the hirsute, has warned against excessive enthusiasm for Maundy Thursday traditions.
The campaigners say that while the day before Good Friday is traditionally associated with the distribution of the Maundy Money and the washing of feet it is also known as Shear Thursday.
This refers to those who had given up shaving for Lent, cutting off their beards as the period of abstinence ended.
The BLF says that while there is no objection to trimming and styling an organic Lenten beard on Maundy Thursday shaving it entirely suggests excessive enthusiasm and is to be avoided.
BLF organiser Keith Flett said, Spring is a time of growth and as we announce the winner of the Beard of Spring poll on Easter Sunday, Maundy Thursday is not the time for beard shaving
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