Distaff Day 2018

January 7, 2018 in the World

Distaff Day is observed on January 07, 2018. Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is the day after the feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations. Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings were held, large and small, throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work. In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the wheel. During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them. Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax into thread, which could then be woven into cloth. Men have their own way of celebrating this occasion; this is done through Plough Monday. It is the first Monday after Epiphany where men are supposed to get back to work. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is Distaff Day?
Worldwide
World

When is Distaff Day?
Sunday, the 7th of January 2018
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