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Easter Monday

The custom of women ‘lifting’ or ‘heaving’ men was a common practice in the British Isles on this day which was reversed the following day. This custom, that paid no regard to rank, is documented to have been practiced up until the late nineteenth century, and is believed to have signified the opening of the tomb. The practice was also believed by rural folk in Worcestershire, England (UK) to ensure that crockery breakages would be reduced the following year.