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Note on religious festivals, 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/21

Scope and Contents

Note on religious festivals collected from Barbara MacPhie, Drimsdale, South Uist [Dreumasdal/Uibhist a Deas] including 'La fheill Moire na teacaireac' [Feast of the Annunciation] and 'La nan uile Naomh' [All Saints' Day]. She states that the sun dances on the Sunday after Good Friday 'in joy for a risen Saviour' and that she has seen it once, 'The sun alternately became green, red, and purple, and then gloriously bright white and jumped up and down and then danced with joy'. The text has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to the text in different inks including a remark that '"Old Barbara" (Barbal Gaelic) was a wonderful genealogist'.

Dates

  • 1883

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 15v, line 9 to folio 15v, line 22 and folio 16r, line 3

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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