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A county in South West England between Gloucestershire and Devon.


Famous for Apples and Cider and therefore Wassailing. Also noted for Punky Night at the villages of Hinton St George and Chiselborough on the last Thursday in October. It is the tradition of carving candle lanterns out of root vegetables (not pumpkins) also known as Jack-O-Lantern. There is a traditional rhyme:

It's Punky Night Tonight
It's Punky Night Tonight
Give us a Candle, give us a light
It's Punky Night Tonight

There is also the May celebration which is the Minehead Hobby Horse procession.