The English Year


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By Steve Roud

As noted under 25 January, St Paul has more than one feast day, and 24 January is the Eve of his Conversion to Christianity. Late January was not a popular time for traditional festival, presumably because it was too soon after the Christmas/New Year period, but a range of related customs, each concerned in some way with broken crockery was reported from Cornwall in 1886 by the Folk-Lore Journal

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