Saint's days and festivals of 1641/1642
Saints days and festivals were an important part of daily life. Not only had they religious significance, but they also marked the passing of the year. Without a calendar, it was often easier to make arrangements using Saints days as a way of ensuring everyone meant the same day!
02-Feb Candllemasse also Crownation Day
24-Feb St. Matthias Feast
01-Mar Start of Lent
24-Mar Last Day of 1641
25-Mar Lady Day
10-Apr Easter Day
11-Apr Easter Monday
25-Apr St. Mark's Day
02-May May Day
03-May St. Hellen Masse
16-17-18 May Cross or Rogation Days
19-May Holy Thursday Ascension Day
29-May Whit Sunday Pentecost
05-Jun Trinity Sunday
06-Jun Trinity Monday
24-Jun St. John the Baptist
29-Jun St. Peter's Day
22-Jul Mary Magdalen Day
25-Jul St. James' Day
10-Aug St. Lawrence's Day
15-Aug Assumptio Mariae
08-Sep Super Nativitatem Mariae, Our Lady in Harvest
21-Sep St. Mathew's Day
18-Oct St. Luke's Day
25-Oct St. John of Beverley Day
01-Nov All Saints Day
05-Nov Powder Treason Day
30-Nov St. Andrewemasse
21-Dec St. Thomas' Day
26-Dec St. Stephen's Day
27-Dec St. John's Day
28-Dec Innocent's Day
Compiled by R.Towner and R.Roberts
Unix operating system.
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