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Quarter days are the four days that mark the beginning of each quarter of the year. They are traditionally regarded as settling days for certain debts that are payable in quarterly instalments, such as farm rents and leasehold payments.
In England, Wales, and
Ireland, the quarter days are four religious festival days that fall about
three months apart. They are:
Lady Day (The Feast of
the Annunciation, March 25th)
Midsummer Day (The Feast of St. John the Baptist, June 24th)
Michaelmas Day (The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, September 29th)
Christmas Day (The Feast of the Nativity, December 25th).
Lady Day is also called
Annunciation Day, (the annunciation of the Virgin Mary),
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Painting is 'The Annunciation' by Henry Ossawa Tanner