VRAIC DAY and MINI VRAIC DAY 2015
A day on the beach at L’Eree in May 2015 to celebrate the traditional use of vraic (seaweed).
For four hundred years Guernseymen have collected seaweed to use as a fertiliser to enrich crops. First by horse, oxen and cart then tracter and trailer. Over 500 people came along to Vraic Day and enjoyed seaweed tasters in cakes, crisps, biscuits, sushi and vraic bahjis! And tried a variety of cosmetics. Games for children and kayaking in the bay. A great day for all.
Britain in Bloom judges were invited to a 'Mini Vraic Day' at the end of their judging tour in August. Held in the field at the Lihou headland the mini event was a great way to finish the tour.