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MOP

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Macau Pataca.

MOP

ISO 4217 code for the Macanese pataca. It was introduced in 1894. Macau is a special administrative region of China; perhaps because of this the pataca is pegged to the Hong Kong dollar using a currency board system. That is, the Monetary Authority of Macau it legally obligated to redeem pataca for the equivalent amount of Hong Kong dollars on demand.
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But the fairs' reputation for drunkenness has mellowed with time and the point is made that very few of the old mop fairs survived the First World War in their traditional role.
A working party has been set up to decide the future of Warwick's Mop Fair, which runs over two weekends.
The town is one of the few to retain its two-day Mop Fair each October.
Main picture: MARK RADFORD; FRIENDLY ENGLISH BOBBIES: PCs Mick Mole and Keith Bayliss on patrol during Stratford Mop Fair have their picture taken in October, 1969, with Jeffrey Scott, wearing a toy policeman's helmet
Six towns in south Warwickshire hold mop fairs in October.
TOWNS across south Warwickshire are gearing up for annual mop fairs which bring delight to families - but groans from some traders.
Southam's mop fair was due to take place today and Warwick's is held next Friday and Saturday and again the following week.
WARWICK'S traditional Mop fair has come under fire from the town's traders after allegations of intimidation and disorganisation.
But fortunately the age of Runaway Mop Fairs where young women were hired if they could wash, baKe and scrub are well and truly behind us.