Plough Monday


Plough Monday
First Monday after Epiphany (6 January), which marked the beginning of the ploughing season, when the ground had to be newly broken. -

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  • Plough Monday — is the traditional start of the English agricultural year. While local practices may vary, Plough Monday is generally the first Monday after Twelfth Day (Epiphany), 6 January. cite book last = Hone first = William title = The Every Day Book… …   Wikipedia

  • Plough Monday — noun An old ploughmen s festival, the Monday after Twelfth Day, supposed to mark the resumption of work after the holidays • • • Main Entry: ↑plough …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plough Monday —    The first Monday after *Twelfth Day (6 January) and in rural communities this was traditionally the day on which farmworkers prepared to go back to work after the Christmas break, and to start the all important task of ploughing the fields… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Plough-Monday — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plough Sunday — is a traditional English celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year that has seen some revival over recent years. Plough Sunday celebrations usually involve bringing a ploughshare into a church with prayers for the blessing of the land …   Wikipedia

  • plough — n. & v. (esp. US plow) n. 1 an implement with a cutting blade fixed in a frame drawn by a tractor or by horses, for cutting furrows in the soil and turning it up. 2 an implement resembling this and having a comparable function (snowplough). 3… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plough — n. & v. (esp. US plow) n. 1 an implement with a cutting blade fixed in a frame drawn by a tractor or by horses, for cutting furrows in the soil and turning it up. 2 an implement resembling this and having a comparable function (snowplough). 3… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monday — For other uses, see Monday (disambiguation). Galileo s 1616 drawings of the Moon and its phases. Monday is named after the Moon in many languages. Monday ( …   Wikipedia

  • plough-stots — Cleveland Dialect List On Plough Monday, or the first Monday after Twelfth Day, there used to be a procession of young men trailing a plough …   English dialects glossary

  • plough plays —    One of the three main types of mumming play, found only in the East Midlands, and first reported in the 1820s. Performances were concentrated on Plough Monday, but could take place at any time over the *Christmas/*New Year period, and were… …   A Dictionary of English folklore


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