Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethnic Sports

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Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethn

Festival/ Ritual 

  • Carnival atmosphere- Costumes, singing, dancing. 
  • Evidence of pagan/ medieval ritual.

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Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethn

Traditonal

  • Celebration of the past. 
  • Fabric of the community. 
  • Past generations have competed within the family. 

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Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethn

Occasional/ Annual 

  • Desire to escape pressure of modern day life. 
  • Return to the 'simple' 'Olde Worlde' way of life. 
  • Most events are held on a bank hoilday to allow everyone to attend. 

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Relatively Isolated

  • Identity
  • Mostly in rural areas, which allow old customs to prevail. 

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Social

  • Important social occasions
  • Brings community together. 
  • Often in the Pub- Rowdy, pub culture, mans place.

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Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethn

Local 

  • Unique to the area. 
  • Increases local pride.
  • Creates a rivalry between surrounding comunities.  

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Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethn

Rowdy

  • Often very physical games. 
  • Seen as a celbration aswell. 
  • Pub culture, drinking. 
  • Singing and drinking. 

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Reasons For the survival / Characteristics of Ethn

Tourism

  • Attracted people from surrounding villages.
  • Use to come by foot, however now thanks to imporved tranpsort methods more people can come from further away. 
  • Many events will now recieve media coverage, which will then attract more people and businesses. 

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