Distaff Day

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the morrow of the Epiphany, that is, January 7, because working at the distaff was then resumed, after the Christmas festival; - called also Rock Day, a distaff being called a rock.
- Shipley.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ivan (John), on January 7, the day after Epiphany, known in the Western tradition as Distaff Day.