Since the fifteenth century, the first Monday after Epiphany (January 6) has signalled the beginning of the agricultural season, with the first ploughing of the fields for spring-sown crops marking the beginning of the season. Of course, there wasn’t much actual work done on the first day!
The men towed a plough (plough) through the hamlet, collecting money for the “plough light,” which was kept burning in the church throughout the year. They were dressed in immaculate white smocks with ribbons on their shoulders. Men from numerous farms would frequently band together to pull the plough across the entire village.
It was to the accompaniment of music that they travelled from village to hamlet, singing and dancing.When everyone finished their labour for the day, each farmer held a Plough Monday supper for his workforce, with plenty of beef and ale available for everyone’s consumption.
Plough Monday has been popular in several small villages in recent years, thanks to a folk revival movement. If you have a small farm or a CSA, why not use this method to mark the beginning of spring planting season?
Even in the field of astronomy, there is a sense of fresh starts. In the Northern Hemisphere, the days are beginning to become longer once more, and we are looking forward to the return of the sunlight.
The Earth will reach its perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where it is closest to the Sun, on January 2, 2021, marking the end of this year. The Earth will be 91,399,454 miles away from our brilliant star at the time of perihelion.
The Wolf Moon is the full moon that occurs in January. The Saxon term for the month is “Wulf-monath,” which literally translates as “wolf month.” also is the event which celebrated as January Global Holidays
This year, the full Moon occurs late in the month of January, peaking at 2:18 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 28, 2021, when the sky is the most illuminated. It can be observed rising from the horizon about the time of sunset on that particular night.
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower that appears in the early January sky and can produce up to 25 meteors per hour at its peak. During the night of Sunday, January 3, and the early morning of Monday, January 4, they will be at their peak. If you want the best chance of observing them, go out between the hours of midnight and sunrise (if you can stand the cold).
Ploughing your garden
For most of the country, the month of January is the perfect time to begin planning your garden for the upcoming growing season.Our Garden Planner provides information on more than 250 fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, as well as instructions on how to grow and plant each species in your garden.
The garnet, which is the birthstone for January, is said to keep the wearer safe while travelling.The carnation and the snowdrop are the flowers associated with the month of January.