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Everyone loves a parade! And, so did people of the Renaissance. Games and celebrations abounded as more people had time to enjoy life.

Wassailing - Renaissance Christmas Tradition star
A Christmas holiday practice that became traditional in Renaissance England is that of "Wassailing." How much do you really know about this practice?

Games and Sports in the Renaissance star
Organized sports as we know them today did not exist, but people have always enjoyed competition, in whatever ways were available.

Renaissance Holidays, Festivals and Feast Days star
During the Renaissance, holidays were much treasured not only for their religious significance, but for the extra opportunity they afforded people of the working classes to enjoy a day of leisure.

Twelfth Night During the Renaissance star
Twelfth Night, celebrated twelve nights after Christmas Eve, was considered the close of Christmas-time and/or winter holiday celebrations. During the Renaissance, Twelfth Night was considered a much larger celebratory occasion than Christmas itself.

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