Happy New Year

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Happy New Year

Postby m300572 » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:29 pm

Today (1st November) is Samhain, the first day of the 'Celtic' calender - so Happy New Year to any Iron Age/R-B re-enactors who might drop in on this forum!



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Postby Parsley - a friendly lion » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:49 pm

Really ??

I thought nobody knew what the original festival actually celebrated ?

I know that the actual time is when the "two worlds" are supposed to meet, but not what they were celebrating.

Was interested to find out that the christians had to move one of their festivals from February in an effort to "christianise" the whole affair though.

You'll be telling us next that they always built a "whicker man" ... (with or without Edward woodward)


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Postby m300572 » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:48 pm

As far as I can make out from reading round the literature, the New Year idea seems to be the best bet. I have no idea if wicker men were ever built by the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain, although they seem to have become a popular feature of various reconstruction sites based on Iron Age buildings - I don't think any of these have Edward Woodward in them though.



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Happy nu year

Postby Madfluting » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:18 pm

And a pleasent headtaking nu year to you all!!!




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