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Subject: Re: [Lon] Christmas weddings
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 03:47:51 EDT
The rason that a great number of people were married at Christmas was simply
because it was one of only two occasions in a year when they had two days off
work in a row.
The normal working week was six or seven days a week!
The other popular time was Easter but as the dates for that alter from year
to year all the Easter marriages do not show up like those for 24th - 26th
I have the same in my family some were married Christmas Eve, or
Christmas Day or New Year.
Stella Howlett wrote:
> >From: Don McQueen
> > My g-grandparents were married on Christmas Day
> >1856 in St Pancras Parish Church. Looking at the
> >parish register, I was amazed at the number of
> >weddings on that day in the same parish. It seems
> >most improbable that each one would have had a
> >full length ceremony of the type we are nowadays
> >familiar with. It made me wonder whether
> >cut-price weddings were available on days such as
> >Christmas. They could certainly have economised by
> >combining the wedding reception with a Christmas
> >party! Does anyone have an explanation?