Category Archives: Holidays throughout history

Welcome To Old Fashioned Holidays

A  rapidly-growing collection of historical images and period texts related to those religious and secular festivities that are still celebrated today in the Western World. If this is your first visit you may find the holiday indexes useful. All indexes … Continue reading

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Carnival At Rome (1846)

The Egyptian obelisk that rises dimly in the background of the picture, and whose austere

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The Carnival In Venice (1883)

VENICE IN CARNIVAL. Old inhabitants had told us that the spirit of Carnival was as dead in Venice as were the magnificence and glories of the sad, lonely, old palaces on the brink of the Grand Canal, so that we … Continue reading

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Victorian Easter Tabletop Decoration – Easter Egg Stand

Index: Easter Throughout History

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History Of Easter Eggs: The Saturday Magazine (1839)

EASTER EGGS. The custom of making presents of eggs on particular occasions is of great antiquity. In Roman Catholic countries the custom prevails at Easter, where the allusion was evidently meant to be to the Resurrection. In process of time, … Continue reading

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Easter Image Of Cupids On Egg Flying Into The Sunlight (1890)

Source: Eggs: facts and fancies about them, Anna Barrows Index: Easter Throughout History

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Romances Of Eggs (1890)

ROMANCES OF EGGS. In the good old times Easter eggs were often adorned with tiny pictures or emblematical devices and sentimental mottoes. Such eggs did duty as valentines, and were afterward preserved in the homes of the happy pairs. That … Continue reading

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