Update: This has been rescheduled to January 14th, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn about Twelfth Night at President James K. Polk Historic Site. The Vanishing Holiday–Twelfth Night:Origins and American Traditions takes place Saturday, January 14th, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is free to attend.
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is at 12031 Lancaster Highway in Pineville.
Ron Vinson, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat, NC, will discuss the origin and prominence of Twelfth Night from its medieval continental origins through Shakespeare’s 1602 play, to observances in Colonial Carolinas. Once the annual peak of parties, gift-giving and weddings, Twelfth Night was gradually absorbed and squeezed out during the 19th century.
This presentation will also include illustrations, and an opportunity to hear medieval carols and colonial tunes about the celebration of Twelfth Night.