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November Holy Days and Festivals

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All Saint's Day

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St Victorinus (d. ca. 303)

All Soul's Day: Prayers were offered for the dead. Children went 'a-souling' – door to door singing and asking for soul cakes.

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St Malachy (d. 1148)
St Winefride (seventh century)

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St Vitalis (third century)

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St Bertrille (d. 692)

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St Leonard (sixth century)

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St Willibrord (ca. 658-739)

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St Theodore the Recruit (d. 306)

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St Leo the Great (d. 461)

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St Martin of Tours (ca. 316-397)

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St Abbos of Fleury (d. 1004)
St Brice (d. 444)
St Homobonus (d. 1197)

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St Lawrence (1128-1180)

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St Albert the Great (1206-1280)

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St Gertrude (d. 1302)
St Margaret of Scotland (d. 1093)

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St Gregory of Tours (539-594)
St Hilda (614-680)
St Hugh (1140-1200)

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St Odo of Cluny (879-942)

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St Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231)

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St Edmund (d. 870)

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St Columbanus (ca. 543-615)

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St Cecily (d. ca. 230)

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St Clement (d. 100)

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St Catherine (Fourth century): On St. Catherine's Day wheel brooches were worn as reminders of the saint's death. Important foods for the feast included Cathern Cakes. After the feast, circle dances were performed.

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St James Intercisus (d. 421)
St Virgil (d. 784)

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St Saturninus (d. ca. 257)

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St Andrew (First century).

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