Silly Shakespeare Sunday: Happy New Year!

Happy 2017, everyone! If you had a good 2016, I hope it blows 2016 out of the water. If, however, 2016 was the flaming dumpster fire it was for me, I hope your 2017 is much, much better!

Now… fun fact. In Elizabethan England, New Year was actually celebrated in March. January 1st was just one of the many days of Christmas. The… seventh, in fact. Isn’t that swans a swimming? Why are there seven? That’s a lonely swan. Someone probably ate its mate, as swan was considered a delicacy during the period.

In fact, if you want to see what the Elizabethan religious calendar was like, check it out here. Just letting you know: they had a lot of holidays.

http://walternelson.com/dr/elizabethan-calendar

We’ll be back tomorrow for a New Years’ Muse!

C

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