Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 26, 1915.djvu/388

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^yS Catalogue of Brand Material.

WALES. I. Natural Phenomena. locality.

Witches were supposed to " groan " South Wales.

II. Things forbidden.

The young obhged to keep silence

(obsolete) . - - - Ibid.

A day of gloom - - - - In remote country parts.

IRELAND.

Name.

" Die Oaskean " _ - - Wexford.

MAN.

I. Proverbial Saying.

Ash Wednesday is the first Wed- nesday after the spring new moon.

II. Observance.

Penance in white sheet still re- membered at - - - - Kilbride.

FIRST WEEK IN LENT.

ENGLAND.

Names and Observances.

Ash-week, the first week in Lent - Suffolk. Clerk Thursday, the day after Ash Wednesday. (Scholars bar out master) - - Lines. (Huttoft). Frutas or Fruttors Thursday, ibid.

(Little raisin cakes eaten) - - Leeds (Swaledale). Bloody Thursday, ibid.

(Black puddings eaten) - - North Riding. Lang Frida',^ the first Friday in Lent. (Frutas left from Wednesday eaten) East and North Ridings,

1 This is the earliest English name for Good Friday. Cf. N.E.D.