Thursday, January 05, 2012

An Interesting January “Holiday”

Now that some of us are back to school and work, let us look at ways in which others conclude the Winter holidays. According to, one such transitional day is Plough Sunday/Monday:

 "The day traditionally saw the resumption of work after the Christmas period. In some areas, particularly in northern England and East Anglia, a plough was hauled from house to house in a procession, collecting money. They were often accompanied by musicians, an old woman or a boy dressed as an old woman, called the ‘Bessy’, and a man in the role of the ‘fool’. 'Plough Pudding' is a boiled suet pudding, containing meat and onions, it is from Norfolk and is eaten on Plough Monday."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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