Ice saints

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Term: Ice saints
Definition: Name given by popular tradition, in a large part of Europe, to certain Saints (Mamertus, Pancras, etc.) whose feast days, in the first fortnight of May, are said to be often accompanied by a temporary lowering of temperature and sometimes by late frosts.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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