Thursday, 29 September 2011

Michaelmas Day

Today is Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, a day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the start of the new farming year as harvest is finished and new crops sown. It is one of the traditional “quarter days” - Lady Day on 25th March, Midsummer on 24th June and Christmas on 25th December when servants were hired, rents paid and leases began and we still pay our farm rents to our landlords on Lady Day and Michaelmas Day.

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