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Regency Christmas Traditions: Mumpers, Mummers and Sword Dancers

A full month of posts to celebrate the Christmastide season. Stories, traditions, recipes, videos, games and a giveaway to fill your Yuletide with Regency Era fun. Amidst all the fun and frivolity of the season, charity also played a large part of the Christmastide season. In addition to the normal parish collections, an number of other …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Boar’s Head and Brawn

Traditional foods are always important to a celebration. Every family and culture has particular dishes that speak of holidays. Festivities would be incomplete without them. Regency celebrants looked for the appearance of Boar’s Head and/or Brawn on the Christmas dinner table. Boar’s Head and Brawn Wild boar was the most feared animal. (Even today feral hogs …

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Regency Traditions Video: Parlor Games

Parlor Games are a perfect resource for Christmas fun. It’s hard to resist some of these good, old-fashioned games.         Play Your Your Own Parlor Games     A couple more just for a little more Christmas fun.    Twirling the Trencher (or spinning the plate)  Find an unbreakable, rigid plate (plastic, wood ect. Paper will …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Parlor Games pt 2

Christmas and Twelfth Night parties were times of particular fun and frivolity. Parlor games, like snapdragon and bullet pudding made up a large part of the fun.   They were played by all classes of society and often involved overstepping the strict bound of propriety. These games often provided the opportunity for flirtation and communication between …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Parlor Games pt. 1

  What better way to pass the long, dark evenings during Christmastide than with parlor games?     Christmastide was a time for fun and frivolity. Parlor games made up a large part of the fun. They were played by all classes of society and often involved overstepping the strict bound of propriety. Losers often …

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