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The Tudor Society

Feast Days

Medieval and Tudor life revolved around the religious calendar. Tudor people fasted for Lent and Advent, and then feasted at times like Christmas. There were also special days to celebrate the lives of saints. The agricultural calendar was also important and it was often linked to the religious calendar.

The agricultural calendar was also important and it was often linked to the religious calendar, for example Plough Monday after the Twelve Days of Christmas, and livestock being slaughtered at Martinmas (St Martin’s Day).

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