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Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the feast of the Epiphany. In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their household work after the twelve days of Christmas. The distaff, used in spinning, was the mediaeval symbol of women's work.

Some modern women's craft groups have taken up the celebration of Distaff day as part of their new year celebrations.


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