Step into the Regency Era and take a spirited journey through a year brimming with festive holidays and special occasions. Explore holiday origins, how they were celebrated and how some of the same holidays might still be celebrated today. A plethora of festive traditions wait to be uncovered from the romance of a sailor’s valentine on Valentine’s Day to a raucous bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day. Sneak a few berries while picking strawberries in the summer and inhale the rich aroma of a goose dinner on Michaelmas Day. Bask in the glow of the yule log while sipping a cup of hot wassail or take a turn stirring up the pudding for Christmas dinner.
As your journey through the Regency Era unfolds, discover how holidays continue to be more than just traditions or rituals passed from generation to generation. Experience each month’s charm that turns holidays and occasions into a festive, shiny ribbon threading its way from the Regency Era to today and beyond. Enjoy celebrating occasions with Jane Austen and her Regency Era contemporaries and discover just how much you have in common.
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ~ A Regency Holiday Journey Begins
January ~ A Great Beginning & Even Better Ending
February ~ A Month to Warm One’s Heart
March ~ Ladies, Legalities & Mothers
April ~ Dormant Winter Makes Way for Life-Giving Spring
May ~ Month A’Bloom
June ~ Fire, Fairies and the Summer Solstice
Happily Wedded Bliss
July ~ Summertime Travel, Strawberries and Picnics
August ~ A Crescendo: from Seeding to Growth to Harvest
September ~ Angelic Warrior, Protector Against the Nigh
October ~ A New Year is Stitched to the Old
November ~ Saints, Souls, Schemes and a Soldier
December ~ Puddings, Pantomimes and So Much More
And in Conclusion . . .
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