Burr Crawl

It sounds like a cruel punishment: Parading around town for 9 hours in a head-to-toe suit of nature’s Velcro with only 3 holes—1 for whisky and 2 for seeing.
 
But for those lucky enough to be the Burryman of South Queensferry—in Edinburgh—it’s a singular honor, Atlas Obscura reports.
 
The 800-year-old tradition is a centerpiece of the Ferry Fair Festival.
 
To create the outfit (which goes by Frank, thank you very much), the Burrymen have been known to forage for weeks to secure enough burrheads to create the prickly couture, which then tours local bars with an entourage, collecting donations and sips of whisky.
 
What does it feel like to wear Frank? “You get into a zone with it. It isn’t the most comfortable thing as they stick to you, they scratch you and once you are in the costume that is you for the whole day, from 9am to 6pm,” The Scotsman reported in 2018

And they wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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