Old American traditions

The Old Inheritance

Some regions of America have held onto traditions from the British Isles. The traditions are a little complicated to explain, especially in regard to what is called Old Christmas. Suffice it to say that Old Christmas more or less coincides with the Catholic calendar’s ‘Epiphany.’

‘Old Christmas’ as it is called in the Appalachian region is commemorated in a number of traditional fiddle tunes. Erynn Marshall offers excellent renditions of ‘Old Christmas Morning’ and ‘Glory in the Meeting House’ in the video.

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