Ireland, 25 November – 

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John Canon O’Hanlon (Lageniensis), 1870;

‘Married women and girls kept a fast  on St Catherine’s Day, November 25th, in order that they might get better husbands, after the death of their present ones; or at least, that they might procure an alternative in their living husband’s manners.’

Irish Folk Lore: Traditions and Customs from the Country 

 

 

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