PLOUGH MONDAY in North America tomorrow
by the Man in the Tilley Hat
Sunday January 11, 2009
In the UK Plough Sunday is today, the first Sunday after Epiphany, and so we have it Monday here in Canada.
When the Festival originated the plough (horse or oxen) would be
brought into Church to be Blessed before the first cut of the ground
after Winter, and then crops were sown. This Festival goes back to
the Middle Ages or before.
Yule is come and Yule is gone,
and we have feasted well
so Jack must to his flail again
and Jenny to her wheel.
Europe it must have been a much warmer period to start ploughing,
because now they have cold weather...a few degrees in the minus range,
and several soccer matches were cancelled yesterday.
by 'The Man in The Tilley Hat'
13/01/2009 04:09 PM
SERVICE in the UK