Push penny

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Push penny was a long-observed custom at Durham Cathedral, occurring on three days in the year, when money was thrown into the crowd.[1] The event occurred on January 30, May 29, and November 5, the anniversary of King Charles' death, Oak Apple Day, and Guy Fawkes Night. [2]


  1. ^ "push-penny". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. 
  2. ^ Durham Chronicle. 29 Nov 1872.