Epiphany and a royal wedding

| January 6, 2017

Epiphany and a royal wedding

Today, 6th January, is Epiphany, the feast day celebrating the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child, and a day which brought the Twelve Days of Christmas to a close in medieval and Tudor England. Epiphany at the royal court was celebrated with feasting and pageantry, and you can find out all about it […]

Happy Kings’ Day!

| January 6, 2015

Happy Kings’ Day!

Today is Kings’ Day or the Feast of the Epiphany, a commemoration and celebration of the visit of the Magi to the Christ child. Happy Kings’ Day! You can read more about how this day was celebrated in Tudor times in my article over at The Tudor Society – click here to read that now. […]

Happy Epiphany!

| January 6, 2014

Happy Epiphany!

In the UK today, the Christmas period tends to end with New Year, but in Tudor times there were twelve days of feasting and merriment, stretching from Christmas Day to Epiphany, the feast day celebrating the visitation of the Magi to baby Jesus. If you watched the Tudor Monastery Farm Christmas Special, you will know […]

Epiphany

| January 6, 2013

Epiphany

Happy Epiphany or Kings’ Day to those celebrating today. I mention it because it was an important day in the Tudor calendar. Alison Sim, in her excellent book “Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England”, writes: “The most sumptuous feast of the year was 6 January, Twelfth Night, which was also the feast of the Epiphany […]

Happy Epiphany or Kings’ Day!

| January 6, 2012

Happy Epiphany or Kings’ Day!

Happy Kings’s Day to all those who celebrate it. Here in Spain we have a public holiday today as children enjoy the presents left for them last night by the Three Kings and families tuck into their roscon, a special cake eaten traditionally on Kings’ Day. Last night the Three Kings visited our village, travelling […]

Happy Twelfth Night!

| January 5, 2010

Happy Twelfth Night!

Here in Spain, I have three very excited (read loud!) children. Why? Because here in Spain, and many Catholic countries around the world, it is Twelfth Night or the eve of Epiphany. The Three Kings come tonight! My Twelfth Night and Epiphany Tonight we will brave the cold and wait for the Three Kings. Here, […]