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24 January was historically celebrated as Paul Pitcher Day® in Cornwall.

24 January was historically celebrated as Paul Pitcher Day® in Cornwall.

In Cornwall the January 24th  the Eve of the Conversion of St. Paul was celebrated as a holiday for miners. It is noted in Notes and queries from 1874: “There is a curious custom prevalent in some parts of Cornwall of throwing broken pitchers and other earthen vessels against the doors of dwelling-houses on the eve... View Article
Paul Pitcher Day® and Watching the Weather: The Conversion of St. Paul

Paul Pitcher Day® and Watching the Weather: The Conversion of St. Paul

JANUARY 26, 2018 on https://breathinginbooksblog.wordpress.com The 25th January is, of course, Burns’ Night and, Google reminded us today, Virginia Woolf’s birthday. It is also historically the day when the Church remembered the Conversion of St. Paul on the road to Damascus when he heard Christ’s voice and became a Christian. According to our guide to The English... View Article
Paul Pitcher Day®: Protesting Workplace Sobriety

Paul Pitcher Day®: Protesting Workplace Sobriety

We should bring back Paul Pitcher Day® because sometimes a cocktail at work sounds refreshing. In the late 19th century, it was customary for tin workers, or “tinners,” in Cornwall to celebrate the eve of St. Paul’s Day (January 23) with a holiday called Paul Pitcher Day®. The holiday supposedly commemorated the discovery of smelting,... View Article
Curiosities of Popular Custom

Curiosities of Popular Custom

William Shepard Walsh Title Curiosities of Popular Customs … Illustrated Author William Shepard Walsh Published 1897 Original from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Digitized 19 Aug 2014 Read more
Paul Pitcher Night

Paul Pitcher Night

Paul Pitcher night is held on the eve of the feast day of St Paul the Apostle.
15 Phenomenal Forgotten Holidays We Should Totally Bring Back

15 Phenomenal Forgotten Holidays We Should Totally Bring Back

Are you happy with the holidays we currently have? Or do you think it’s time to bring in some new blood? We don’t necessarily have to start from scratch – there are dozens of holidays from history we could just revive. It turns out there are plenty of old-fashioned holidays people basically don’t celebrate anymore. This list features alternatives to Groundhog... View Article