Saturday, September 30, 2006

Michaelmas day

Feast Of Michaelmas
Michaelmas \Mich"ael*mas\, n. [Michael + mass religious service; OE. Mighelmesse.] The feat of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn.

Michaelmas, Christian feast of St. Michael the Archangel, celebrated in the Western churches on September 29 and in the Eastern (Orthodox) Church on November 8. In the Roman Catholic Church, it is the Feast of SS. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels; in the Anglican Church, its proper name is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels.

Michalemas Daisy.
Def: North American perennial herb having small autumn-blooming purple, pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in Europe . The Michaelmas daisy is a September flowering plant which attracts the following butterflies: Comma, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White

How come I always manage to find something to do with feasting or eating... huh? HUH?? Think there's a pattern there? :-)

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