Have any of you ever been to a Reformation Day party? Do you even know what Reformation Day is?
Well, I have known October 31st as Halloween for the past 17 years, but this year I was introduced to Reformation Day.
Of course, I knew that it was on October 31st that Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis to the church door, but I never knew that anyone celebrated it as a holiday.
Complete with a historically accurate meal, historical dress (which we finished up on the way to the party!), dancing, skits, first person interpretation, it was celebrated as much like a holiday as any one I've ever been a part of.
From sitting behind the stage yelling out lines to Jessica when she forgot them, to trying to get everyone to dance on beat ("Can't anyone here count to eight!?!"), it was a blast!
My sister made me a beautiful black velvet dress with an empire waist. I shall have to post pictures of it one day so you can see it. Tiffany made herself and Jessica dresses for the event as well, both of which turned out very nicely.
Mr. McDonald was portraying Martin Luther so he and Caleb got new capes out of the deal.
When it was all said and done, all of us were in historic dress except James VI (though he did carry around Merisha's sword for a while, just for effect).
Well, as always, there is much to do, but I will post very soon (hopefully!)