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Seven Games in Colonial New England

games in colonial new england

The Puritans were never known for their lighthearted play, but there were games in colonial New England - often to the disgust of its puritan leadership. In the early 1600s in New England, games that developed skills, such as shooting ...

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How To Make an Election Cake

Election Cake featured in the Puritan celebration of Election Day, one of the important colonial holidays along with Commencement Day and Training Day. (The Puritans had no use for saints days, which they viewed as Papist abominations, and they even ...

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Old New England Holidays We No Longer Celebrate

old new england holidays

Early New Englanders, influenced by the Puritans, were reluctant celebrants for most holidays. Religious festivals, they felt, were un-Christian and pagan. Yet as the 1600s progressed New Englanders began incorporating a number of festivals and celebrations into their calendar. Some ...

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