A Very Medieval Holiday Season


If the usual array of winter holidays is simply not enough for you, you might consider checking out the medieval December saints calendar (part 1 and part 2).

Who needs “New Year’s Eve” when you can have the Feast of Pope St. Sylvester instead?!

It may be a little too late in the month to celebrate the horrific mutilation of St. Lucy with blue cheese and gingersnaps, but at least you’ll have a more accurate image of St. Nicholas in time for Christmas. (You can even leave him some extra cookies to thank him for resurrecting those pickled babies!)

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →