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Festivals

 
 

 Festivals were religious in nature to celebrate a saint or Christian holy day. During the Middle Ages, there was at least one festival each month. Festivals were religious, but they were also positioned to organize the planting and harvesting. Peasants did not work on festival days except for taking care of the animals. 

Festivals were held in the village. They had lots of entertainment. There was Morris Dancing, Egg Dancing, and Miracle Plays. There was music and food. Sometimes, as part of a festival, there was a joust or a melee, a competition between knights. Festivals were a lot of fun and people looked forward to them. They served a purpose besides relaxation. They reminded people of the importance of the church and of nature, especially nature as it related to the production of food.

The nobles paid the church for the festivals.

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