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David Quidnunc  •  Link

Michaelmas -- some basic information

"[The Archangel] Michael's feast day, Michaelmas (September 29

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"Michaelmas Goose"

"It was a day for the eating of geese (hence

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Quarter Days

"In English and Scottish tradition, the days on which servants were hired and rents and rates were due. The English quarter days (also observed in Wales) are:

LADY DAY (March 25)
MIDSUMMER DAY (June 24)
MICHAELMAS (September 29)
CHRISTMAS (December 25)"

-- "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_days

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