Modifications to the Festival Calendar in 1600 and 1605 during the reign of James VI and I

Lyle, Emily: Modifications to the Festival Calendar in 1600 and 1605 during the reign of James VI and I. In: Politics, feasts, festivals 4. pp. 11-19. (2014)

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James VI, one of the line of Stuart kings of Scotland, became king of England (as James I of that country) on the death of Queen Elizabeth of England in 1603. Two modifications to the festival calendar were introduced during his reign.1 January became the beginning of the year in Scotland in 1600. Both Scotland and England before that time began the year at the Annunciation on 25 March. When the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1752 in the whole of Britain, England adopted the 1 January year-beginning, but no change was required in Scotland. 5 November is Guy Fawkes Day, the main festival for bonfires and fireworks throughout Britain. There were a number of points in the year traditionally celebrated with bonfires, but these have all died out as general celebrations leaving this historically founded festival as a focus for private parties and municipal festivities. The annual bonfires celebrate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot which aimed to blow up King James and his parliament at Westminster in London on 5 November 1605. Guy fawkes was arrested when about to set light to the gunpowder stored under the parliament building

Item Type: Book Section
Heading title: Politics and the remembrance of the past
Journal or Publication Title: Politics, feasts, festivals
Date: 2014
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-4825
ISBN: 978-963-306-254-8
Page Range: pp. 11-19
Series Name: A vallási kultúrakutatás könyvei
Language: Angol
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ünnepek rendje - ünnepi kalendárium átalakítása - Anglia és Skócia - 17. sz. eleje - I. Jakab király - Újév napja - Guy Fawkes, Ünneplés módja - örömtüzek
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben és: p. 17-18., Illusztráció: A firework display at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, on 4 November 2011.
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History > Cultural history, history of collective identities and memories
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 20. 08:42
Last Modified: 2020. Jul. 02. 12:42

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