Holidays and their Celebration

Elizabethan Holidays

Why don't we celebrate these holidays today?

The reason why we don't celebrate these holidays here today is because the Anglican Church, the official Protestant Church of England, and especially the Puritans, wanted to eliminate the Catholic holidays, and they were far more rigid in their ideas of acceptable celebration behavior than the Catholic Church had been. In 1552 Elizabeth abolished most saints' days and issued an official Anglican list of the annual holy days.

Most popular Elizabethan holidays: