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Catalogue of Brand Material. 379

THE SUNDAYS IN LENT.

Enumerated in Rhyme.

" Tid, Mid, Misera, locality.

Carling, Palm, and Paste-Egg

Day " - - - - - North of England.

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT.

IRELAND.

Name and Observance.

" Chalk Sunday " (backs of bachelors and unmarried girls marked with chalk) - - - Limerick, Tipperary.

CHANNEL ISLANDS.

Names and Observance.

Le Dimanche des Brandons. Le Jour des Vitres (masks).

(Bonfires ; dancing round them ; torches carried and thrown about the fields) - - - Alderney and Guernsey.

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT.

ENGLAND.

I. Names.

Midlent Sunday - - - - General.

Mothering Sunday - . - Devon, Gloucester, Here- fordshire, Lanes., Mon- mouthshire, Notts., Northants., South Sa- lop, South Staffs., Wor- cestershire.

Simnel, Simlin, or Simblin Sunday Lancashire.

Fag-pie Sunday - - - - Lanes. (Blackburn, Ros-

sendale).

Braggot Sunday - - - - Lanes. (Altcar, etc.).