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Feasts

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Anniversary days of joy. They are either immovable or movable. The chief immovable feasts are the four rent-days — viz. the Annunciation or Lady-Day (March 25th), the Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24th), Michaelmas Day (September 29th), and Christmas Day (December 25th). The Circumcision (New Year’s Day, January 1st), Epiphany (January 6th), All Saintsʹ (November 1st), All Soulsʹ (November 2nd), and the several Apostlesʹ days.

The chief movable feasts depend upon Easter Sunday. They are—

Palm Sunday. The Sunday next before Easter Sunday.

Good Friday. The Friday next before Easter Sunday.

Ash Wednesday. The first day of Lent.

Sexagesĭma Sunday. Sixty days before Easter Sunday.

Pentecost or Whit - Sunday. The seventh Sunday after Easter Sunday.

Trinity Sunday. The Sunday next after Pentecost, etc. etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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