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Straw Bear Day, Friday 12th January

The Straw Bear Festival follows Plough Monday, the first Monday after 12th night, when ploughmen used to drag a decorated plough through the streets and ask for money, since work was scarce in January.

A straw bear might make an appearance, or it could be his day off, after a busy few days helping people to take down their Christmas decorations.

Enjoy Straw Bear Day in The Garden Restaurant with a taste of Wigan, featuring one of our popular signature dishes, the world famous and meticulously crafted – Babbies Yed Wi’ pi wet.