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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. This article or section should be merged with Liturgical year The Christian Calendar organizes days of the year on which Christian festivals occur. ... The Annunciation, by El Greco (1575) March 25, which is nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Jesus, or Christmas, is the traditional date for the commemoration of the Annunciation of the Theotokos and Mary, the mother of Jesus. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... In British and Irish tradition, the quarter days were the four dates on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due. ... In British and Irish tradition, the quarter days were the four dates on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due. ...


In England, Lady Day was New Year's Day up to 1752 when, following the move from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, 1 January started to start the year. A vestige of this remains in the United Kingdom's tax year, which starts on 6 April, i.e. Lady Day adjusted for the lost days of the calendar change. This article is about January 1st in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, taking force in 45 BC or 709 ab urbe condita. ... The Gregorian calendar is the calendar widely used in the Western world. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ...


Lady Day was also a nickname of the singer Billie Holiday. A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959), also called Lady Day is generally considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. ...


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Lady Day is the British name for Annunciation Day--the church festival commemorating Angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary that she was to give birth to Jesus (Luke 1:26-38).
Lady Day is March 25th and, until 1752, was the first day of the year in Great Britain and her colonies.
Lady Day is often the cause when two genealogists have both transcribed the same date but one researcher has the year 1 year earler than the other.
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