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Events: 69th annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

By Samantha Bohnert · December 29th, 2008 · CityBeat Recommends

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the oldest festival in the world? The 69th annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival, which originated in England in 1340, is back better than ever this year at Christ Church Cathedral. The pageant honors the Christmas story about the philosopher Aristotle who walks through the woods one evening and is confronted by a boar.

Being unarmed, Aristotle chokes the boar with a philosophy book and serves him up for a holiday feast. There will be more than 200 people capturing the spirit of the story by being dressed in authentic 14th-century clothing. There will also be an orchestra and chorus. The annual festival runs Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. 

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