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St. Dstaff's Day/Roc Day

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Sunday January 7, 2018 All Day
Annually on January 7

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, since it was not really a holiday at all. In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. The distaff,or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.Often the men and women would play pranks on each other during thisday, as was written by Robert Herrick in his poem "Saint Distaffs day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day" which appears in his

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