Regency Christmas Traditions: Ringing in the New Year

A number of traditions formed¬†for celebrating the new year. Some varied by region or county. Family traditions for good luck prevailed over general social convention.¬† Some families gathered whomever was in the house in a circle before midnight. At the stroke of midnight, the head of the family would open the door and usher out … Continue reading Regency Christmas Traditions: Ringing in the New Year