Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Last blackberry-picking day, Britain

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
Today is the last day to pick and eat blackberries because the Devil poisons them (by urinating and/or spitting on them) on September 26, Old Holy Rood Day (rood = cross), especially in Scotland.

However, in most parts of England the equivalent day was Michaelmas (now September 29) ...

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