How Medieval People Tried to Dance Away the Plague

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How Medieval People Tried to Dance Away the Plague

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It was a warm June day in 1374 in the medieval town of Aix-Ia-Chapelle, present-day Aachen, Germany, when the dancing started. It was the holy feast of St. John the Baptist, which aligns with the pagan celebration of Midsummer during the summer solstice. Trad…
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