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Re: samhain?

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 1:52
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. -- [W]hen I wrote it I was more than a little John Cowan febrile with foodpoisoning from an antique carrot that I foolishly ate out of an illjudged faith in the benignancy of vegetables. --And Rosta


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>