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In early times, Whitsuntide was given over to feasting, fairs, games and sporting competitions.
WHITSUNTIDE coming up this weekend, though not many people know it by its proper name these days.
And the area had been a place for outside entertainment and leisure, with a Whitsuntide hoppings taking place in 1829.
This is the modern replacement for the Whitsuntide Bank Holiday.
More than a decade later, the Whitsuntide excursion to Paris reinforced the disciplinary value of Continental travel by demonstrating that British workers could behave well abroad.
(13.) For instance, "Candlemas, Shrove Tuesday, Hocktide, May Day, Whitsuntide, Midsummer Eve, Harvest-home, Halloween, and the twelve days of the Christmas season ending with Twelfth Night," Barber, Shakespeare's festive comedy, 4.
(136) At Chaddleworth, the feast was kept at Whitsuntide; at East Garston, the parochial feast was held on every Monday in Trinity week.
Marlowe grew up in Canterbury, which was about twenty miles away from New Romney, where an extremely popular passion play was performed at Whitsuntide from the middle of the fifteenth century until 1568 (Gibson 1996, 137).
Even on the four peak days around Whitsuntide, traffic surveyors of the Generalinspektor fur das deutsche Strassenwesen only counted 45,000 motorised vehicles, a daily average of 11,250.
The feast is also called Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks or 49 days after Easter Sunday, hence its name.
48 Festival of Whitsuntide, seven weeks after Easter (9)
(2) "Festive culture" is a term used to denote the social activities and artistic forms--including dances, ballads, processions, Maypole dances, and plays--enacted in festivals and other celebrations held during traditional agricultural and parish holidays, including Mayday, Whitsuntide, Christmas, and Easter.