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posted 01-13-2006 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for passions2006   Click Here to Email passions2006     Edit/Delete Message

I'm new. My name is passions2006.I'm having trouble finding the information that I need.I've been looking through the castle website,but no luck.I have 2 questions to ask:
Question(1) How did the people who lived in the castles celebrate the holidays & what kind of clothing did they wear in the 12th Century?
Question (2) What did they use to decorate the inside of the castle & the christmas tree (if they had one) it's also in the 12th Century?
Can you help me?

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posted 01-13-2006 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bent one     Edit/Delete Message
Don't take my word for this because it really isn't my best subject but I know that the christmas tree wasn't really around europe except in germany where they just had an evergreen inside all winter. I watched a christmas thing on the history channel and it said that the tree was first really introduced into christmas traditions when a German noble married into the english royalty and brought the tree tradition with him. and if the royal family had a tree in their home during christmas then everybody wanted one. that's how I understand that at least. so I don't think that it would've been going on in the 12th cen. unless you were in germany. once again don't trust me too much with this kind of info.

posted 01-13-2006 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
For 12th century costumes: http://www.geocities.com/aenor_anjou/treatise.htm http://www.randyasplund.com/browse/medieval/chausse1.html
For medieval Christmas: http://historymedren.about.com/library/blxmas.htm

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posted 01-13-2006 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve-O-Gerst   Click Here to Email Steve-O-Gerst     Edit/Delete Message
The Catholic church had a lot of influence in those days. Most of the holidays are actually catholic Holy Days, so I would assume that the noble family went to mass as part of the celebrations. Feasting was also pretty popular for the rich. Not much help on specifics here... Maybe some catholics know about longstanding traditions?

posted 02-08-2006 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SwordOfErin   Click Here to Email SwordOfErin     Edit/Delete Message
As far as clothing goes, women wore veils and dresses with long sleeves that sometimes had to be knotted to keep from dragging on the floor.
Christmas trees were not invented until much much later, I think in Germany but I have no clue of the date.

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