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31004
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On January 6, the village of Rodanthe in the Outer Banks of North Carolina celebrates Old Christmas. This is a tradition based on when the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar, changing the date of Christmas. Part of Rodanthe’s traditional festivities is a visit from Old Buck, a character based on the legend of an old wild bull that terrorized the village until a hunter got rid of him.
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15434
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Old Christmas, sometimes known as Little Christmas, Twelfth Day, or Epiphany, is a celebration taking place on the twelfth day after Christmas, counting Christmas as the first day and marking the end of the Christmas holidays. Rodanthe is the only place in North Carolina where the custom of celebrating Old Christmas is continued, and this is traditional with the inhabitants there, the custom having been handed down from the English ancestors who settled on that strip of shore.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 4 Issue 29, Dec 1936, p1, 21
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16471
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Of all the survivals of folk celebrations in North Carolina, non none excites more curiosity and interest than Old Christmas at Rodanthe on Hatteras Island. Though the customary December date is now recognized and honored in the typical, expected fashion, the Rodanthians have not abandoned the custom of their forefathers in signalizing January 5 as the \"real\" Christmas.
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35463
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The author surmises where the tradition of Old Buck came from as a part of Old Christmas in the Outer Banks.
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16404
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The 20th-century has been beset by a swift change in social and material customs, though some people of eastern North Carolina continue to remember the old ways. Perhaps one of the unique tributes paid to custom is several observances of Old Christmas. While the celebration of Old Christmas at Rodanthe has become widely known, people in Hertford and Martin counties also still observe the \"original and genuine\" Christmas.
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29900
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In the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, Old Christmas has been celebrated by the community for years. This tradition includes oyster roasts and an event known as 'Old Buck," where a black and white bull trample through the village.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 5 Issue 3, Fall 1979, p34-37, por
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35465
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The author spent Old Christmas at Rodanthe in 1971 to experience the event for himself.
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35968
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After decades of wanting to be in Rodanthe around the time of Old Christmas, Abrams finally got his chance in 1971. He wanted to see if there was any relationship between his childhood ‘hobby horse’ and the legendary Old Buck.