Oak Apple Day History
Oak Apple Day seeks to commemorate the restoration of the English Monarchy in 1660. It also serves as a remembrance for King Charles II. In 1651, he escaped a pursuing army by hiding in an oak tree at the grounds of Boscobel House in Staffordshire. He managed to survive and would later become king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1660. His escape and use of the Boscobel Oak tree was the reason for the name Oak Apple Day.
Oak Apple Day was abolished as a public holiday in 1859 but it continues to be celebrated in several parts of the country. It is observed annually on 29 May.
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