|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 2:13|
On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 08:52:57PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> And Rosta scripsit:
> > John Cowan on Imbolc:
> > > In any case, it's Candlemas = St. Brigid's day = Groundhog Day = 1
> > February.
> > Not 2nd Feb (which is also James Joyce's birthday so a day to be
> > honoured by you)?
> Sorry, yes. Wiccans use the Jewish style, where holidays start the
> night before; Christians and groundhogs use the astronomical day
> that begins at midnight. So whether you call it 1 or 2 Feb is up to you.
Well, not really. The holiday is 2 Feb, but whether 2 Feb begins at
sundown or midnight is up to you. :)