National Skipping Day

Skipping was a Good Friday tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. “In Brighton, skipping took place towards the end of Lent on Long Rope Day which was the local name for Good Friday.

The fisherman and their families skipped on the beach and in the forecourt of the fish market, and sometimes overflowed, skipping into the streets of the town. At one time, this was immensely popular” A dictionary of British Folk Customs, Christina Hole, 1995