> From: Alan Bush [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Please don' t Grovell. Rent day here is 28 May, [called Whitsunday]
Originally it was Bealtaine. When the Gregorian calendar superseded
the Julian, there was an 11-day difference. The old May 1 became the new May
11 in sun-time. In some places the new rent day became Whitsunday; in
others, other dates.
> or some day in November, called Martinmass, which I cant remember when it
November 11, a day still called Old Samhain in parts of Ulster.
Rent-day was originally Samhain.