Learn about Twelfth Night at President James K. Polk Historic Site. Twelfth Night: The Vanishing Holiday takes place Saturday, January 4th, 2020, and is free to attend.
Registration is required. Follow above link.
There will be two presentations:
- 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is at 12031 Lancaster Highway in Pineville.
From the Facebook event:
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 even weddings, the festivities surrounding Twelfth Night gradually disappeared over the last two centuries. Yet hints of this once ubiquitous holiday remain in our present day celebrations.
Mr. Vinson’s presentation will include illustrations and the opportunity to hear medieval carols and colonial tunes about the celebration of Twelfth Night. Plus, get a taste of the holiday spirit with a slice of King Cake.