Oak Apple Day

Oak Apple Day Quick Facts

2021 Date29 May 2021
2022 Date29 May 2022
Oak Apple Day

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. This 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.

Oak Apple Day References and Related Sites

www.learnenglish.de: Oak Apple Day

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