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PILGRIM FUN FACTS

Did You Find A Week?

Did You Find A Week?During the 1500s and 1600s, the calendar was off by ten days. Hence, when we look back in time with our Gregorian calendar, we find that the Pilgrim's calendar was ten days behind.

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Time Keeping in 1627 Plymouth

Time Keeping in 1627 PlymouthHow do you suppose Pilgrims knew what time it was? Did they have watches? How about Grandfather clocks?

Wrist watches didn't become popular until around 1916!

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What Is a Mayflower?

What is a Mayflower?The Mayflower, for which the ship of the Pilgrims is named, is Epigaea repens. It is better known as Trailing Arbutus. It is a trailing evergreen belonging to the Heath Family with a white flower with a pink center.

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A Plimoth Christmas — Not!

A Plymouth Christmas?The Pilgrims did not celebrate the religious holidays that we celebrate today. Like the English and Scottish Puritans, they held that customs taken from folklore and non-Christian writings were contrary to the spirit of Christianity.

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What Kind of Flag Flew Over The Mayflower?

What Kind of Flag Flew Over The MayflowerThe flag that would have flown on the Mayflower was the King’s colors consisting of the Cross of Saint George representing England across and atop of the Cross of Saint Andrew of Scotland.

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A Pilgrim Easter — Not!

A Pilgrim Easter — Not!As the various religious holidays roll around each year, often the question is asked: "How did the Pilgrims celebrate _____?" The answer is...

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