Christmas Day would once have been the first of twelve days of feasting and celebration and, by order of the church, no work. There would still have been religious observances, some more significant than others and some we still have in modern liturgical calendars.
So here following are some of the high days and holy days that would have been celebrated in the past. There are others, and some of the dates vary between western and eastern Christian traditions, and have changed over the years.
I’ve also added short musical interludes…
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I've added this on the history page as you can find old and obscure texts on here, and I often use this as a first port of call.
An Advent calendar..but with notes on seasonal traditions rather than chocolate...Advent Calendar