Twelfth-Night Party

“Twelfth Night” or Epiphany Eve (January 5) marks the end of the Christmas season. In medieval times is was celebrated with grand balls or village parties that featured a cake or pastry that contained a trinket or coin hidden inside to choose the “King” or “Queen” of the festivities. In Elizabethan times a “Lord of Misrule” was chosen this way from among the common folk to preside over the revelries, while the nobility acted as servants — the world turned upside down for a night!

A new tradition in 2024, members and friends of Old Trinity came together for a fun, informal dinner followed by a game of “Yankee Swap.” Of course, the night would not have been complete without a Yule Log within which were two coins used to select the night’s “Lord or Lady of Misrule” and “Court Jester.”