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  Quarter days - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In British and Irish tradition, the quarter days were the four dates in each year on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due.
Lady Day was also the first day of the year in the British Empire until 1752.
The Irish quarter days were observed on the same days as in England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_Quarter_days   (212 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Quarter days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In British and Irish tradition, the quarter days were the four dates on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due.
In the Christian calendar, Lady Day is the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) and the first of the four traditional Irish Quarter days and English quarter days.
A cross-quarter day is a day falling halfway between one of the four main solar events (two solstices and two equinoxes) and the next one.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Quarter-days   (1057 words)

  
 Irish quarter days - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Start the Irish quarter days article or add a request for it.
Search for "Irish quarter days" in existing articles.
Look for "Irish quarter days" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/irish_quarter_days   (188 words)

  
 Irish Quarter days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Quarter days in the Irish calendar were one of the four days thatmarked the beginning of each quarter of the year.
They were traditionally regarded as days for quarterly payment of certaindebts, such as farm rents and leasehold payments.
March 25 - Lady Day (the Feast ofthe Annunciation).
www.therfcc.org /irish-quarter-days-77028.html   (107 words)

  
 Quarter tense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
'''Quarter tense''' (called in all other English speaking countries "'''ember days'''") is a uniquely Irish name for those days set aside in the western Christian church for prayer and fasting to sanctify the liturgical seasons.
The days of Quarter Tense were, until the Second Vatican Council, time of obligatory fasting and abstinence.
The term "quarter tense" is derived from the official Latin name; "quattuor tempora" ("the four times").
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 Quarter days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Lady Day was also the first day the year in the British Empire until The British tax year still starts on Lady Day (6 April = 25 March the Julian calendar).
The significance of quarter days is now although leasehold payments and rents for business in England are usually still due on old English quarter days.
Neopalatial Settlement on the Coast: The Artisans' Quarter and the Farmhouse at Chalinomouri, the Neopalatial Pottery (Prehistory Monographs, 8)
www.freeglossary.com /Quarter_days   (376 words)

  
 Quarter days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In English and Scottish tradition, the days on which servants were hired and rents and rates were due.
Christmas (December 25) Lady Day was also the first day of the year in the British Empire until 1752.
The Terms & Quarter Day (Scotland) Act 1990 redefined these dates, at least in official use, as the 28th day of February, May, August and November respectively.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Quarter_days.html   (416 words)

  
 FrenchQuarter.com: Sightseeing in the French Quarter
Days are generally warm, averaging 77F, and nights are cool, averaging 61F.
People who live in the French Quarter – locals refer to them as “Quarterites”- are often content to sit upon their front “stoops” (steps) or balconies and simply watch the cast of characters go by or observe the play of dappled light and shadow upon the aged structures around them.
On weekends and most other days when fine weather prevails, the Square is a particularly popular spot for romantic couples and young parents and their children.
www.frenchquarter.com /sightseeing/sightseeingsquare.php   (840 words)

  
 Quarter days
Lady Day also called Annunciation Day, (the annunciation of the Virgin Mary) From about 1170 to 1 January 1752 the year started on 25 March (Lady Day), previous to this the New year...
The Quarter days as Christian feasts, as observed in the Celtic...
Quarter Days are medieval dates that correspond roughly to our modern divisions of spring, summer, fall, and winter.
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Quarter_days   (347 words)

  
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Not far from the Irish settlements of San Patricio and Refugio, near Goliad, the Mission Espiritu Santo and the fort Presidio La Bahia are located.
Irish Texans fought for the Confederacy in the Battle of Glorietta in New Mexico, in the Battles of Palo Alto and Val Verde, in the Battle of Galveston Bay, January 1, 1863 and in the Battle of Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863.
Irish Texans are to be found in all sports in various amateur and professional athletic teams and also on coaching staffs in Texas.
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 Lughnasad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There was a time rather late in Irish prehistory when the Tuatha De Danann, the people who conquered Ireland just prior to the arrival of the Sons of Mil (the Celts/Gaels), were contesting for supremacy in Ireland with Fomorians.
Lammas is a Christian holy day, and is celebrated by the Church on the 1st of August.
In past columns on these Cross Quarter Days I have suggested that in addition to all being Celtic Fire Festivals, each of the Cross Quarter days has one of the Elements that is particularly associated with it, and that Element can be used for scrying.
www.geomancy.org /quarter&cross/lughnasad.html   (1864 words)

  
 Headlines/Breaking News from Boston Business Journal - bizjournals.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Third quarter profit from operations at Freedom, the former brokerage unit of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., rose to $7 million, or 34 cents a share, from $6.67 million, or 32 cents, a year earlier.
The company said net income in the quarter was $10.5 million, or 45 cents a share, compared with $5.86 million, or 30 cents, a year earlier.
Irish airline Aer Lingus is ratcheting up its service between Logan International Airport and the Emerald Isle in response to increased business traffic and a longer tourism season.
boston.bizjournals.com /site_map/boston_sitemap_22.html   (10655 words)

  
 The Weather Doctor Almanac 2002
A quarter of the annual solar wheel had now turned since the celebration of Beltane, the time of planting crops and vegetable gardens.
In pagan cultures, the August cross-quarter day was the time to honour the mighty sun god and the gods of the grain by ritualistically sacrificing the first grains to ensure the continuity of life.
The recognition of this cross-quarter day is not restricted to the British Isles and Celtic traditions.
www.islandnet.com /~see/weather/almanac/arc2002/alm02aug.htm   (1157 words)

  
 Men's lax downs Drexel, falls to No. 9 - Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
However, the Fighting Irish were not going to give up their six-goal lead without a fight.
In the middle of the first quarter, the Wildcats answered back with a pair of back-to-back goals in a span of less than one minute.
The Irish answered back with two more tallies, and the teams traded a pair of goals before the half ended with the score 10-4.
www.villanovan.com /news/2005/04/01/Sports/Mens-Lax.Downs.Drexel.Falls.To.No.9-907888.shtml   (525 words)

  
 Headlines/Breaking News from Business First of Columbus - bizjournals.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It was a record quarter for M/I Schottenstein Homes Inc. The Columbus-based homebuilder said net income in the third quarter rocketed up 78 percent from a year ago to $8.2 million, a record for the quarter.
Columbus-based Insilco Holding Co. reported a net loss of $17.2 million for the quarter, chiefly because of the performance of its tubing mill capital equipment manufacturer, and nonrecurring charges related to merger and associated expenses.
In addition to the survey, the bureau's latest benchmarks show that the average number of days to report a claim have declined from 66.3 days in December 1996 to an all-time low of 33.6 days in June 1998.
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 1938: Irish, Germans gain power
I was born that day, adding to the area's two largest ethnic groups, fifth of eight in an Irish-German family.
Neither the Irish nor the Germans had been popular with Chicago nativists 75 years earlier, both for their drinking habits and, for Roman Catholics, their religion.
By 1938, the Irish were long ensconced in streetcar barns, firehouses, police stations and political patronage jobs.
www.suntimes.com /century/m1938.html   (939 words)

  
 The Quarter days as Christian feasts, as observed in the Celtic Catholic Church
The four Quarter Days, as they are called, are not a pagan celebration in any meaningful way.
The first day (or rather the day and its eve) of each season is called by the name of the season.
We celebrate each of the four Quarter Days with a long litany of prayer in which we systematically offer to God just about every conceivable human concern.
www.celtic-catholic-church.org /oak_tree/quarter-days.html   (671 words)

  
 smoking rights
Higher TRP students were more likely to perceive great harm from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day and less likely to report that most or all of their friends were smokers compared to their counterparts in lower TRP areas.
Cigarette volumes were down 20% versus the first quarter of 2004 and the volume of portions almost tripled to five billion units.
In Poland, our first quarter volume and share were up significantly versus 2004, aided by the November 2004 introduction of a minimum excise tax and the May 2004 reduction of the tax differential between cigarettes and other tobacco products.
looped-ca.blogdrive.com /archive/cm-07_cy-2005_m-07_d-09_y-2005_o-0.html   (17301 words)

  
 Headlines/Breaking News from Boston Business Journal - bizjournals.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Irish technology company Viasec Inc. is shifting its management team here in hopes of accelerating the startup's growth.
Westborough-based Insci-statements.com Corp. said it is completing arrangements for $3.5 million in new financing, including $1.5 million of asset-based financing with Silicon Valley Bank and a commitment for $2 million in convertible debt financing from Selway Partners, an insci-statements.com shareholder, and CIP Capital, a venture capital firm.
As Sigi Brauer sees it, Boston is reverting back to the days of old, when families lived in large houses and employed their own maids, butlers and chauffeurs.
boston.bizjournals.com /site_map/boston_sitemap_30.html   (8278 words)

  
 Best Western French Quarter Landmark Hotel New Orleans hotel reservations.
Days after the reservation is made, or 48 hours prior to arrival
Or 14 days after booking, which ever comes first.
french quarter landmark hotel is six blocks on the right.
www.lodging.com /auto/affiliate_info.cgi?remote=jclayc3&property_no=32654   (864 words)

  
 Rebsom Quarter Horses
We ultrasound fourteen to sixteen days after the last day with the stud to make sure the mare is in foal and also to check for twins.
The bred mares are started on their Pneumabort-K+1b shots at the start of their fifth month of pregnancy and are boosted at months seven and nine.
Easy received his American Quarter Horse Performance Register of Merit in Working Cow Horse and Reining and qualified for the 2004 AQHA World Show last year.
www.rebsomquarterhorses.com   (520 words)

  
 Irish Post: Gael sportstalk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On the previous day in Killarney, Cork’s hurlers got their championship back on track after a storming second half against a very inept Tipperary team.
In Birmingham, London annexed two more provincial titles with the ladies football side easily retaining the trophy but their minor hurlers were made to fight all the way by a gallant Warwickshire side before winning by just two points.
In a rather surprising development, the Irish Olympic Council also announced that they would extend the deadline for qualification by another two weeks to enable some Irish swimmers and athletes to make the ‘cut’.
www.irishpost.co.uk /news/story.asp?j=726   (655 words)

  
 Common Holidays in Relation to Equinoxes, Solstices & Cross-Quarter Days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
However a less-used parallel system holds that June 21st is actually Midsummer's Day, which then requires the start of summer to be in early May. This date and four others like it are known as the Cross-Quarter Days, because they are evenly spaced between the fundamental Quarter Days of the Solstices and Equinoxes.
Due to the insertion of a Leap Day on February 29th every four years, the exact dates of these eight astronomical events shift back and forth, with a total range of about 54 hours.
All eight of the above-listed Days were observed as pagan holidays of one sort or another; a few, like Halloween, have survived to modern times in (somewhat) recognizable form.
www.ras.ucalgary.ca /~gibson/cal   (464 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/March
Norouz: New Year's Day in Iran and several other countries.
March begins on the same day of the week as February, excepting leap years, and as November every year.
There is an adage that March "comes in like a lion, but goes out like a lamb", referring to the weather that some regions experience during the month.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/March   (606 words)

  
 GERMAN CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, ORIGINS OF HOLIDAYS
Halloween, the last day of Fall, separates Autumnal Equinox from Midwinter Solstice.
Groundhog/Candlemas Day is the quarter point between the Midwinter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox.
May Eve/Walpurgisnacht, the last day of Spring, cross quarter day separating Vernal Equinox from Midsummer Solstice.
www.serve.com /shea/germusa/customs.htm   (384 words)

  
 March_25
1738 - Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b.
The Annunciation - this date is nine months before Christmas Day.
One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/march_25.html   (1182 words)

  
 Headlines/Breaking News from Atlanta Business Chronicle - bizjournals.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 1997, the company reported revenues of $547,653, down from revenues of $827,531 a year ago.
In the first quarter, the company plans to open two new superstores in the Houston market, and in the second quarter, it plans to open its first superstore in Los Angeles.
Coke said the first quarter gains are a result of "continued momentum throughout the worldwide system" and extra shipping days in the quarter.
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 Headlines/Breaking News from Washington Business Journal - bizjournals.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
September 11 is the axis around which the history of 2001 will forever rotate, as the reverberations of that fateful day have impacted every person and every industry in America.
With just days left in his administration, Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is using his last hours in Richmond to trumpet economic development in Fairfax County.
Olney, Md.-based Sandy Spring Bancorp closed 2001 with an 11 percent increase in earnings for the fourth quarter and a 23 percent uptick in earnings for the year.
www.bizjournals.com /site_map/washington_sitemap_73.html   (6135 words)

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