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Prenticemas

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Prenticemas
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2002 and Revised 25 May 2004

One of the websites we regularly monitor for Prentice information is the one for Lanarkshire, Scotland. One of the items posted was a listing of religious and/or holiday celebrations unique to Scotland, most of which are not generally known or not generally observed in the United States. Among those listed are:

  1. Candlemas - February 2nd and a church feast.

  2. Whitsun - May 15th and named for the white garments worn by candidates for baptism.

  3. Lammas - August 1st and one of the Scottish Quarter Days - days on which rents were paid and employees hired and fired.

  4. Martinmas - November 11th and St. Martin's and a church festival day.

  5. Prenticemas - December 2nd. For a more detailed description, see the Lanarkshire website .

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