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Hallʹ Sunday

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The Sunday preceding Shrove Tuesday; the next day is called Hallʹ Monday, and Shrove Tuesday eve is called Hallʹ Night. The Tuesday is also called Pancake Day, and the day preceding Callop Monday, from the special foods popularly prepared for those days. All three were days of merrymaking. Hallʹ or Halle is a contraction of Hallow or Haloghe, meaning holy or festival.

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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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