Haute Event: 33rd Annual Boar’s Head Festival

If you enjoy the Medieval times, then this festival was the event to be at. With a cast of more than 150 performers taking place in Palm Beach, the festival presents a medieval London Lord Mayor’s Boar’s Head banquet. This festival is intended to re-enact the sacred songs and telling of the Christmas and Epiphany story, where many learn about the birth of Christ.

This festival is based on an ancient legend about how a studious Oxford student was reading the works of Aristotle while strolling through the forest. Suddenly, a wild boar charges at him but without hesitating, the student shoved the Aristotle works down his throat, which led to the death of the wild boar. Through the art of storytelling, the event of the death of the boar led to the feast of it’s head in Oxford in 1340. It later symbolized that through the teachings of Christ, one can overcome evil, which was represented by the boar’s head. The festival was widely celebrated which included lords, ladies, knights, historical characters, cooks, hunters, pages, Yule log, plum pudding, and mince pie. It later expanded to the United States, and it has grown to what it is today.

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