taking our culture forward

Hop tu Naa is the oldest continuously-existing tradition in the Isle of Man, and today it forms a central part of the Manx calendar. Celebrated on the 31st of October, Hop tu Naa is the Manx equivalent of Halloween, with some very important differences, including the carving of "moots" (turnips) and the coming together as a community to dance, sings songs and have fun.

In this short film, we visit the Hop tu Naa celebrations in Maughold, thanks to the Maughold Social Club.