31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

| October 31, 2014

31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween! Today in many countries around the world children and adults will be dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins, going to parties, going trick or treating… having all kinds of fun, but what is Halloween really all about? Is it a celebration of all things paranormal and evil? Well, no, not originally anyway and […]

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 […]