It starts with Groundhog Day and Candlemas Day
and ends with 11 hours, 11 minutes of day length.
TODAY IS CANDLEMAS DAY
- Christian Festival 1650: Nell Gwynn, orange seller who became a comedy actress and then mistress of Charles II, was born in London.
A week last Sunday was 40 days after Christmas and marked as Candlemas Day
According to an old English rhyme: "If Candlemas Day
be fair and bright, winter will have another flight.
The 13th century equivalent of the Boundary Commission met close to the disputed ground at Wynds Point on Candlemas Day
IF there are any faithful readers out there, you might remember my writing two weeks ago about Candlemas Day
TODAY CANDLEMAS DAY
- CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL 1650: Nell Gwynn, orange seller who became both a star comedy actress and mistress of Charles II while still a teenager, was born in London.
Or as the Germans say: "A shepherd would rather see a wolf enter his stable on Candlemas day
than see the sun shine.
Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day
, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks' nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.
Finally, in Part 3, Hill-Vasquez turns to gender roles and the potential responses audiences may have had to certain elements displayed in the Digby Candlemas Day
and the Killing of the Children of Israel.
Chapter rive focuses on the Digby Candlemas Day
and the Killing of the Children of Isreal in order to consider the late medieval emphasis on the physicality of Christ, "a characterization that accompanied devotion to the Eucharist and the doctrine of the real presence, and that may have encouraged a fluid approach to gender and its role in devotional experiences and rituals" (10).
Groundhog Day is a US 'holiday' (although nobody gets a day off) which takes its tradition from the German Candlemas day