What on earth is a Boar’s Head Festival? And why are the Ladies so excited to talk about it?
In this “Adventures in Lutheranism” episode, Bri spearheads an enthusiastic discussion of the seasonal cultural phenomenon known as the Boar’s Head Festival—an annual choral and dramatic extravaganza that celebrates the roots of beloved Christmas songs and traditions through medieval pageantry and the timeless beauty of the Nativity story.
Joining the Ladies in studio are Rachel Hahn and Marty Heinbokel, who share their personal experiences directing the Boar’s Head Festival at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in St. Charles, Missouri.
Click to learn more about Boar’s Head Festivals, and scroll down to browse programs past and present from Immanuel St. Charles’s Festival below.
- The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival (Christ Church Cathedral)
- The Story of the Boar’s Head Festival (Peace Boar’s Head)
- Boar’s Head Feast (Wikipedia)
- Boar’s Head Festival: A Festive End to Christmastide (ResourceUMC)
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