In the darkest months of the Welsh year, a white horse appears: the mysterious, menacing Mari Lwyd. Jude Rogers steps into one of Wales' most eerie midwinter traditions and uncovers the origins and regional variations of the Mari Lwyd.
When Welsh people wish you 'Nadolig Llawen', they’re not just thinking about ordinary festivities. They're thinking about horses’ skulls, 3am hymn-singing, odd apples, mountain races and seaside swims too. Jude Rogers dips into the deep Welsh midwinter traditions