End of the Middle Ages Day - May 29
Wed, May 29, 2024

End of the Middle Ages Day

End of the Middle Ages Day is a worldwide holiday commemorating the end of the Middle Ages. This day invites people to reminisce about centuries long gone, which were characterized by their darkness, but also by a certain romanticism. Brave knights, bloody sword battles, beautiful balls, and more! The Middle Ages is a very interesting and diverse era. The holiday is celebrated annually on May 29.


The story of End of the Middle Ages Day is devoid of details. The Middle Ages began in 476. It is believed that the event that marked it was the fall of the Roman Empire.

The Dark Ages were characterized by unstable political ties, constant warfare. Science during this period took a significant step backward. The church took the lead in the life of society. Scientists were not in honor, their works were often stigmatized as machinations of the devil, so the development of science was zero. Medicine was also described as primitive. Mortality in childbirth was high, and many people did not even live to be 30 years old. Disease epidemics were common.

The end of the era is symbolized by the fall of Constantinople. The capture of the city by the Ottoman Empire took place on May 29, 1453. The dark pages of the medieval era were followed by the Renaissance period.

Interesting facts

  • The most famous epidemic of those days, the plague epidemic, was caused by a minimum level of hygiene. Rats often lived in houses, and sewage was simply poured out into the street. It is estimated that it killed nearly half of the population of western Europe.
  • Because of the low life expectancy, marriage was entered very early (usually boys reached the age of 14 and girls 12).
  • The most common medical technique was bloodletting. It was thought that getting rid of bad blood would cure diseases. Naturally, this was complete nonsense.

How to celebrate

Read literature about the Middle Ages and watch movies about the era. Visit museums to see medieval relics.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users what they know about the period?

When is End of the Middle Ages Day celebrated in 2024?

End of the Middle Ages Day is observed on May 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 29 2024
Thursday May 29 2025

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