Pupils will be able to learn all about Hop tu Naa thanks to the Manx Heritage Foundation (MHF).
An updated Hop tu Naa resource has been published by the MHF for school teachers and their pupils on the Department of Education and Children’s wiki.
The tradition is celebrated each year on October 31 with songs, rhymes, dancing, turnip lanterns, curious customs and stories about the local character Jinny the Witch.
Jo Callister, advisory teacher for the Manx curriculum said: ‘Many schools are unaware of all the associated history, traditions and customs linked to Hop tu Naa and think it is based solely around witches.
‘This can put many schools off focusing on the topic as it appears to be very dark.
‘We wanted to highlight the important customs so they are not forgotten about and thanks to the Manx Heritage Foundation we have provided easily accessible resources to help do just that.’
The idea of the pack was to give teachers more information about the important traditions and folklore of Hop tu Naa.
It is also intended to be a useful resource for individuals and community groups who wish to celebrate.
Topics covered include History, Traditions and Folklore, Recipes, Turnip Lanterns, Songs and Rhymes, Dance and Jinny the Witch.
It has been produced by Manx music specialist Chloë Woolley and Manx language officer Adrian Cain.