Parker (at one time music-master at the school), was held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle, and set the model for a succession of pageants held subsequently in other historic English towns.
There are hundreds of beauty pageants in the United States alone.
He passed his time in feasts and pageants, while in a bull the pope denounced him as a criminal, a pagan and a heretic, until, terrified by a slight disturbance on the 15th of December, he abdicated and fled from Rome.
They can also be serious costumes for enacting the Nativity, but these costumes are almost exclusively worn by children for church pageants.
Others will celebrate with live nativity scenes or Christmas pageants.