by j4p4n - uploaded on August 14, 2021, 4:54 pm
Mari Lwyd is a house-visiting traditional cultural custom found in South Wales. The tradition entails the use of a hobby horse called a Mari Lwyd, which is made out of a horse's skull mounted on a pole and carried by a person hidden under a sackcloth. The Mari Lwyd is taken to houses, where entry is requested using a song. The people in the house are expected to deny the Mari Lwyd entry into the house using another song. The process continues until one side gives up.