When you think of the Middle Ages, what do you think of? Do you try to picture a world like Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Or do you try to compare it to a favorite video game like Assassin’s Creed or Dark Souls? Well, today happens to be End of the Middle Ages day! Let’s talk about it and how you can celebrate this occasion.
May 29, 1453 is considered by many historians to be the end of the Middle Ages, (and therefore the Beginning of the Renaissance), and because of this, some people decided it would be good to celebrate the End of the Middle Ages, and some even call it a good day to give gifts. Now, who these people are that say its a good day to give gifts? I have no idea. But anything that celebrates the ending of an era commonly known as the “Dark Ages,” which is known for a time of war, ignorance, famine and pandemics such as the Black Death, I guess is a good enough reason to celebrate.
If you are looking for a way to celebrate, here are a few ways with food that you can share with friends! And feel free to decorate with some Medieval party decorations!
As for gifts, I feel that you should give gifts whenever you feel compelled and whenever your wallet is able. But for some reason SOMEONE decided end of the Middle Ages Day should have gifts, so here are some of my very bias and favorite NEW comics that have come out that you can choose to gift to someone, or yourself!
STRANGER THINGS: SIX #1
A teenage girl with precognitive abilities, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation only to end up the pawn of a government agency that wants to harness her powers for its own ends.
You’ve seen the show Stranger Things, but this is your first glimpse of the strangeness that happened before the series began!
* The first prequel comic series for Stranger Things.
RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS, VOL. 1
Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in a new quarterly series of one-shots.
BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1
Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And…he was never Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it.
KILLER GROOVE #1
In 1970s Los Angeles, Jonny is one of the thousands of musicians trying to make it big while working a crummy bar job, and getting drunk with his whiskey soaked P.I. friend, Jackie. When Jonny gets tangled up with a local mob hitman, he not only finds a new and violent career, but maybe the inspiration for his music as well.
So there you have it! Everything you need to know about how to celebrate End of the Middle Ages day and even some new comic book recommendations. How will you be celebrating? What are your favorite modern day things you can’t live without? For me, it’s the modern day bathroom. And feel free to share some of your favorite Middle Ages themes memes in the comments!