Posted by Elaine on October 24, 1999 at 19:20:07:
In Reply to: Re: Observer Article posted by caitlin on October 24, 1999 at 07:32:53:
: : There's an article in today's (Oct. 24) CHARLOTTE OBSERVER about Chimney ROck Park which mentions LOTM. (As in scenes featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, etc. were filmed there.) There's a nice shot of the falls. It was written by a Florida reporter. I'm off now to Biltmore House for Michaelmas, the final day.
: : -Susan
: Greetings Susan!
: Ahh, the Biltmore. Such a lovely spot for a Sunday afternoon.
: May I ask, what is "Michaelmas"?
Michaelmas (September 29) is the Feast Day of St. Michael. The Anglo-Norman arrival elevated its celebratory significance (Anglo-Norman customs ALWAYS took precedent) in Ireland.
The two important harvest seasons marked in Ireland by Michaelmas concern apples & geese. Where apple orchards are plentiful, the fruit is harvested & cider production begins. Spring hatched geese are ready for market beginning on Michaelmas (this goose harvest is known as Fomhar na ngean) & the traditional Michaelmas dinner is ... right, goose.
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