In the days before modern conveniences and entertainment, folks gathered in homes for fellowship, music and food to commemorate the days between Christmas Day and Old Christmas. Old Christmas? Christmas in Appalachia was not always celebrated on December 25th. Whether because calendar reform in 1752 had removed 11 days, turning December 25th into January 6th, or because January 6th marked the arrival of the Magi on the 12th day of Christmas, or Epiphany, many Appalachian people celebrated Old Christmas on January 6th.
The Cleveland Storytelling Guild has taken some of those traditions and lore and presents “Breaking Up Christmas, An Old Christmas Celebration.” Come hear stories, sing songs and fellowship as we celebrate our Appalachian roots.
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