St Wilfrid's Feast


St Wilfrid's Feast
   This *feast celebrates the day that St Wilfrid returned to Ripon, North Yorkshire, from Rome in ad 686, although there is no evidence that it goes anywhere near that far back. The centre of the celebration is the procession on the Saturday before the first Monday in August, led by a man dressed as the saint on a white horse and including bands, morris dancers, and carnival floats. A short service is held at the church, and the saint gives prizes for the best floats. Special Wilfrid pies (cheese and apple) and Wilfra tarts (almonds and lemon) are made and sold in the town.
   ■ Smith, 1989: 107-8; Shuel, 1985: 88; Kightly, 1986: 203.

A Dictionary of English folklore. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wilfrid — Infobox Bishop of York name = Saint Wilfrid caption=Wilfrid depicted in stained glass birth name = consecration = 664 began = 664 term end = 678 predecessor = Chad of Mercia successor = Bosa of York birth date=c. 634 Northumbria death date=death… …   Wikipedia

  • Wilfrid, Saint — or Wilfrid of York born 634, Northumbria, Eng. died April 24, 709/710, monastery of Oundle, Mercia English monk and bishop who established close relations between the Anglo Saxon church and the papacy. As abbot of the monastery at Ripon, he… …   Universalium

  • Wilfrid II — Infobox Bishop of York name = Saint Wilfrid II caption = birth name = consecration = 718 began = 718 term end = 732 predecessor = John of Beverley successor = Ecgbert birth date= unknown death date=about 744 tomb = |Infobox Saint name = Saint… …   Wikipedia

  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School (Ottawa) — Infobox Education in Canada name=Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School imagesize= motto= motto translation= streetaddress=1515 Tenth Line Road city=Ottawa province=Ontario postalcode=K1E 3E8 publictransit= homepage=http://sirwilfridlaurierss.ocdsb …   Wikipedia

  • Chad of Mercia — For the 8th century bishop of Hereford, see Ceadda of Hereford. Chad Bishop of York Image of Chad in a stained glass window from Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York Diocese …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Wilfred the Younger — Saint Wilfred (or Wilfrid) the Younger was a Bishop of York in England in the 8th century. Early life and education Saint Wilfrid was educated by Saint Hilda at Whitby Abbey and was, later, a favourite disciple of Saint John of Beverley.… …   Wikipedia

  • Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …   Universalium

  • Bonaventure — This article is about the Italian medieval theologian. For other uses, see Bonaventure (disambiguation). Saint Bonaventure, O.F.M. Friar, Bishop, Doctor of the Church Born …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore of Canterbury, Saint — born с 602, Tarsus, Cilicia, Asia Minor died Sept. 19, 690, Canterbury, Kent, Eng.; feast day September 19 Seventh archbishop of Canterbury (668–690). He was sent from Rome to Canterbury, where he helped establish a famous school at the monastery …   Universalium

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium