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The Manx tradition for Good Friday morning was the eating of flitters.
These shellfish (known as 'limpets' in England) were caught from the rocks and cooked there on the shore. But no iron could be used at all in the fire that day (out of respect for the nails used to put Jesus on the cross), and so the flitters were cooked in their own shells in the embers of the fire, and eaten with sticks.

To understand the tradition better, we went to Niarbyl to find out how it's done with Manx Bushcraft & Survival and Food for Free Isle of Man.

More about Manx traditions for Jeheiney Chaisht can be found in amongst the customs in our Manx Year: