Elizabethan Holidays: Christmas… and Plough Monday?

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Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas, Shakespeare Style:

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Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

            Even before I began to immerse myself in Shakespeare and the Elizabethan period in England, I loved the celebration of Twelfth Night.This brief article from the Folger introduces this extraordinary Elizabethan holiday period. Reread Twelfth Night or see a performance in your area. With thanks to the Folger and holiday good wishes to the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford, my happy home for two years when it was in Birmingham.

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“The Twelve Days of Christmas, from December 25 to January 6, was the longest and most enthusiastically celebrated festival in the Elizabethan calendar.”

Source: Elizabethan Holidays: Christmas… and Plough Monday?

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas!

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