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The Great Spring Ceremony is an event for young mice who have come to the age in which they receive their mousebrasses. It takes place every year on 1 May. Each mouse enters through the decorated Chambers of Winter and Summer until they are finally given their charms by the brassmaker who wears a leafy costume to look like The Green Mouse. Then they reach down in a bag and take out the first mousebrass they touch. Some of the mousebrasses given are:

  • The Anti-Cat Charm
  • The Anti-Fox Charm
  • The Anti-Owl Charm
  • The Sign of Family
  • The Cheese Charm
  • The Sign of the Fieldmouse
  • The Sign of Hope
  • The Sign of Life
  • The Sign of the Housemouse
  • The Sign of Bravery and Courage
  • The Sign of the Travelling Mouse
  • The Sign of Grace and Beauty
  • The Sign of the Maker