Sunday, January 7, 2018

Roc Day or St. Distaff's Day

Distaff Day
Feast day
 Roc Day is celebrated by spinners and weavers as well as other fiber enthusiasts all over the worl.  It is a gathering of friends with common interestes in fibers...a celebration of the New Year, specifically for their art, and a way of paying homage to the past.
Happy treadling!

Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations. Wikipedia
Date7 January

"Partly work and partly play
You must on St. Distaffs Day:
From the plough soon free your team;
Then cane home and fother them: 
If the maids a-spinning go, 
Burn the flax and fire the tow. 
Bring in pails of water then, 
Let the maids bewash the men. 
Give St. Distaff' all the right:
Then bid Christmas sport good night,
And next morrow every one 
To his own vocation."

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