Saturday, September 23

Harvest Home

Traditionally, the people of medieval England began the fall harvesting on this day, at the "Feast of Gathering" or "Harvest Home." To celebrate, wagons were decorated with fruits of the harvest and displayed in the village square amidst celebration, thanksgiving, and song:

Harvest-home, harvest-home
We have ploughed, we have sowed,
We have reaped, we have mowed,
We have brought home every load,
Hip, hip, hip, harvest-home, hurrah!

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