Lady's Day in Ireland
Lady's Day in Ireland is held on August 15. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
In England, Lady Day was New Year's Day (i.e. the new year began on 25 March) from 1155 until 1752, when the Gregorian calendar was adopted in Great Britain and its Empire and with it the first of January as the official start of the year in England, Wales and Ireland. (Scotland changed its new year's day to 1 January in 1600.) A vestige of this remains in the United Kingdom's tax year, which ends on 5 April, or "Old Lady Day", i.e., Lady Day adjusted for the 11 "lost days" of the calendar change in 1752. Until this change Lady Day had been used as the start of the legal year but also the end of the fiscal and tax year. This should be distinguished from the liturgical and historical year.
In Ireland, however, Lady's Day means 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, and is a day when fairs are celebrated in many country towns.
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