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Elizabethan Era (Festivals)

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Lucy Mireles

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Festivals In
Elizabethan Era By: Lucy Mireles http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-customs-festivals.htm


http://entertainmentguide.local.com/elizabethan-period-festivals-holidays-9795.html

http://www.elizabethanenglandlife.com/elizabethan-era-traditions-customs-and-festivals.html

http://www.carelpress.co.uk/shakespeareplays/twelfthnight/assets/Festivals.pdf

http://schoolworkhelper.net/holidays-festivals-and-celebrations-in-the-elizabethan-era/ Customs & Festivals Religious feast, fairs,
and festivals Were all common occurrences

Were celebrated during specific times of the year

Dedicated by the church and religious festivals January Twelfth religious night festival

Marked the visit of wise men

Following the birth of Jesus

7th-14th January Plough Monday. February St Valentines Day
Celebrating love
dancing
and paring games March April Celebrated April 1st
Known as "All Fool's Day
The Jesters, or Lords of Misrule took charge for the day
Caused mayhem with jokes and jests May Called May day
When a Queen of the may was chosen
villagers danced around the maypole. June Summer Solstice was June 23rd
Midsummer Eve
Mummers entertain at the 'Festival of Fire' reliving legends such as St George and the Dragon.
Celebrating earths creation of the young leaves and grasses.
Bones were often burned leading to the term 'bonfire'. July Swithin's Day July 15th

Legends say that during the bones of the St Swithing were moved and after the ceremony it began to rain and continued to rain for forty days. August August 2nd celebrated Lammas day
The ' loaf-mass ' day, festival of the first wheat harvest of the year.
Houses were sometimes decorated with garlands.
Candle lit processions and apple-bobbing was featured! September September 29th was when Michaelmas celebrated the life of St Michael.

The traditional food on Michaelmas was goose or chicken October October 25th celebrating St Crispin's Day.

Revels and bonfires and people acted as 'King Crispin'.

October 28 Lord Mayor’s Show in London

October 31 Hallowmas or Halloween. November The Day of the Dead - All Souls Day for the Christian Church

17 of November anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. December 24th the day everyone decorated their homes.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
This was the biggest and longest celebration of the year
This time was a period of peace and truce where everyone were suppose to be nice.
All houses were suppose to open their doors to the poor and welcome them to share food with them. The End! Works Cited The festivals and customs are generally related to the church.

Everyone was expected to go to church every Sunday.

They schedule all the customs and festivals accordingly to the church calendar.

Most of the lower class population were illiterate so the church gave the people a framework to the major events of the year. Easter witch was suppose to resemble religious mysteries.

The humans urges we have towards light and warmth.

Celebrated by the Mystery plays depicting the crucifixion.
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