The Horsemen of the Cold

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Today, April 25th, is Saint Mark’s Day.  The end of April and the beginning of May is thought to be colder than the time around it.  Due to 4 Saints Days that take place at this time, including St. Mark’s, this period is called The Four Horsemen of the Cold in France… the four horsemen being the 4 saints bringing in the cold.

Monique wrote to me from France today:

St Mark’s day today follows the Horsemen of the Cold rule: it’s cloudy and cold.

It’s unseasonably cold here in New York too!

Read more about The Four Horsemen of the cold here.

Drawing of the horseman by Durer.

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