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Quarter Days

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The four traditional quarter days in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales are Lady Day (March 15), Midsummer Day (June 24), Michaelmas (September 29), and Christmas Day (December 25). They mark off the four quarters of the year and the times at which rents and other payments are due. It was also customary to move into or out of a house on a quarter day.
In Scotland the quarter days are Candlemas (February 2), Pentecost (or Whitsunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter), Lammas (August 1), and Martinmas (November 11).
See also Cross-Quarter Days
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DictDays-1988, pp. 18, 66, 73, 75, 93, 131
DictFolkMyth-1984, p. 601
FestSaintDays-1915, pp. 163, 166, 204
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RelHolCal-2004, p. 268
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