The Finale of the Christmastide Season — 27 Comments

  1. Interesting information about celebrating Twelfth Night in Recency Period. Seems like the cake is a lot to mess with. Masked Ball would be fun.

  2. Yes, I can well imagine Twelfth Night celebrations could get pretty rowdy! Somehow, I can’t imagine Mr. Darcy dressing up!

    Thank you for your offering up ‘A Spot of Sweet Tea’!

  3. Thank you for this series, Maria. Now that I have toner again, I’ll probably collect the pieces for my files.

    After so many years of doing research for my professional life, it’s really a treat to just open my mail or open my Facebook page for these goodies from you and from others.

    With thanks and good wishes to you and yours for the coming year,

  4. Looking forward to “A Spot of Sweet Tea”! Thank you! (I jotted it on my calendar!)

    Our Anglican Church gathers at the rectory for Twelfth Night. We bring greens to burn at dusk in a small, controlled bonfire (this is Southern California, so we’re quite fearful of wildfires!), and then once the sun has fully set, we enjoy the first Evensong of Epiphany together. And then we break out the trifle and sherry!! YUM! It’s quite the lovely celebration! 🙂

    And this year we’re celebrating Epiphany with a dinner at our doctor’s home. We’re going to be partied to exhaustion next week!

    Wishing you a lovely 6th Day of Christmastide,
    Susanne 🙂

  5. I always love to read about the Twelvth Night celebrations. To me they sound a lot like Mardi Gras, and I can imagine Wickham and Lydia celebrating Twelvth Night like a wild, over the top Mardi Gras. Sadly, I can also imagine Mrs. Bennet seeing nothing wrong with it!

  6. This was a great series. I didn’t have time to comment on them all but I tried to read them and I think I got most of them.

    The cake sounds like our Mexican “Rosca de Reyes” only we use a tiny figure of a child or baby instead of almonds and whoever gets one has to throw a dinner party with tamales and champurrado on February 2nd.

    Thank you for taking the time and putting the effort on this, I really enjoyed it!

  7. Thank you for the wonderful treat! I just downloaded my copy, and I am delighted to be able to read that. It was on my list, which seems to grow longer all the time.

  8. All of your posts were greaaat! as Tony the Tiger would say. Darcy, of course, would don the mundane black domino while Elizabeth dressed as Athena and he could not help himself, stealing a kiss a midnight!

  9. Thank you for all the posts which allowed me (us) to add to our learning. Some of what was posted was completely new to me and with the novellas you added so very enjoyable to read of those traditions acted out by ODC and their families and friends. Now i can put away the last of our Christmas decorations. And, again, thank you for the free copy of Sweet Tea.

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