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    Michaelmas

    Michaelmas or Feast of St. Michael the Archangel occurs on September 29th this feast was held at the end of the harvest and agricultural season. It is also the day on which all rents, monies owed and accounts outstanding were paid. At this feast there are the appearances of the "horn dancers" which were a troupe of men wearing or carrying sets of deer antlers who would dance accompanied by drums and pipes. This tradition traces back to the ancient custom of celebrating the hunt.

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