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  A Year of Orcadian Tradition

"I wear grey patches of snow on my drab coat," says February.
"But I have a few snowdrops in my hand."



One interesting old tradition once celebrated in February took place on the island of Papay. The actual date in February of the celebration of "Gyro Night" is not recorded, but on that night we know that the young boys would venture out into the darkness hunting for "gyros"

The origin of this tradition is uncertain although it is certain that "gyro" derives from the Norse "gygr" - a giant, troll-woman.

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