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Pagans and apples

On 7 December 2010 several newspapers reported that pagan prisoners would be allowed ‘four days off work each year to celebrate festivals’:
‘Inmates may be able to hold apple bobbing contests for the Hallowe’en festival of Samhain. Pagans regard apples as “the food of the underworld”.’ [London Metro, 7 December 2010].

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