Tudor & Stuart Christmas

The Christmas of the late 16th and early 17th centuries in England is somewhat similar to Christmas of the early 21st century. It is celebrated in December, Christmas carols are sung, there’s usually a big, celebratory meal, and some people celebrate by going to Church. There is a lot about Tudor and Stuart Christmas that is different from Christmas today. In the Tudor and Stuart time period, the weeks leading up to Christmas, known as Advent, were a very austere time of year. Many days were fast days, where there was a government prohibition against eating certain foods. Christmas Eve was a fast day, and no meat, cheese, or eggs were allowed to be consumed. Once Advent was over, on Christma

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