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Daemon
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Twelfth Night

In England, the evening before the Epiphany is called Epiphany Eve, or Twelfth Night, and it traditionally marks the end of the Christmas season. Celebrations reflect ancient Winter Solstice rites encouraging the rebirth of the New Year and also the Magi's visit to the Christ child. Pageants held on this night typically include masked figures, costumed musicians, and traditional dances. Customarily, the Twelfth Night cake is sliced and served, and the man who gets the hidden bean and the woman the pea are the king and queen for the festivities. More...
thar
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In Iceland it is the end of Jól. It is a night when the veil between this world and the supernatural is very thin. The last of the Yule Lads goes back to the mountains, cows talk, and seals walk on the land. Elves try to lure you to their world. Everyone dresses up, has a bonfire, some (more) fireworks and an almighty party.Whistle
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"Twelfth Night Merry-Making in Farmer Shakeshaft's Barn", from Ainsworth's Mervyn Clitheroe, by Phiz c1850


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Merrymaking with a whip? Sign me up. Whistle

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thar wrote:
In Iceland it is the end of Jól. It is a night when the veil between this world and the supernatural is very thin. The last of the Yule Lads goes back to the mountains, cows talk, and seals walk on the land. Elves try to lure you to their world. Everyone dresses up, has a bonfire, some (more) fireworks and an almighty party.Whistle


I wouldn't mind going to this party, too. Dancing

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