Pålsmässa

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Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pål (Paul) +‎ mässa (mass)

Noun[edit]

Pålsmässa c

  1. St. Paul's Mass (January 25), named after the conversion of Paul the Apostle
    [Julhalmen] låg så kvar till trettondagen, men även då kunde den ökas på och så ej tagas bort förrän tjugondagen, ja, ibland ej förrän Pålsmäss den 25 januari.
    [Straw, covering the floors for Christmas] was then left in place until Epiphany [January 6th], but could also be renewed and not be removed until St. Knut's day [January 13th], well, sometimes not until the Conversion of Paul the Apostle on January 25th.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Swedish town Hedemora has a traditionally fair on this day.

Declension[edit]

Declension of Pålsmässa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative Pålsmässa Pålsmässan Pålsmässor Pålsmässorna
Genitive Pålsmässas Pålsmässans Pålsmässors Pålsmässornas

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