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This article from The Register in 1915 traces the origins of Mothers’ Day celebrations to the medieval period, when adolescent children would be afforded a holiday from work on the fourth Sunday in Lent to ‘go a-mothering’. On such…

This article from The West Australian traces the history of Christmas carols back to the medieval period. It dates their origin to the beginning of the thirteenth century, when Francis of Assisi taught children to dance around a model of the manger…

In this article from the Western Mail, the author relates details of the historical customs and festivities associated with the month of May. The article begins by describing the medieval tradition of ‘a-maying’ and merrymaking on the first day…

Australian infantrymen taking part in the Lord Mayor's Procession march past Buckingham Palace, where King George V was taking the salute. The Lord Mayor's Procession began in 1215, when the citizens of London were allowed to elect a mayor for the…

Costumed revellers parading down Fremantle’s cappuccino strip in Western Australia during the 2011 Fremantle Carnevale parade.
Carnevale is a traditional community festival that temporarily promotes disorder and frivolity using masquerade,…

Costumed revellers parading down Fremantle’s cappuccino strip in Western Australia during the 2011 Fremantle Carnevale parade.
Carnevale is a traditional community festival that temporarily promotes disorder and frivolity using masquerade,…