Reservations

Twelfth Night

Events...January...
12th Night

Date

5 January 2013

Location

Beech Hill Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria. LA23 3LR

Contact Information

Telephone: 0844 502 7587

Email: reservations@beechhillhotel.co.uk

Description

Long ago it was thought that leaving the decorations up would cause a disaster. People believed that tree-spirits lived in the greenery (holy, ivy etc) they decorated their houses with. The greenery was brought into the house to provide a safe haven for the tree-spirits during the harsh midwinter days. Once this period was over it was necessary to return the greenery back outside to release the tree-spirits into the countryside once again. Failure to do this would mean that vegetation would not be able to start growing again (spring would not return), leading to an agricultural disaster.