Tuesday, April 16, 2013
St. Magnus' Day April 16th.
In Norwegian, Magnusmesse.
In memory of Magnus Orkney Earl's death in 1115/1116, the experts disagree when it comes to the exact year. A Cathedral were build, St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, to his memory.
Old traditions :
This day is also called Third day of summer.
Time to start working the fields.
Engraved sign :
Ax, arrow, hoe, cross, half cross
Because it was time to start working the fields, people saw the cross/halfcross as a hoe.
The sign engraved in my stick is an arrow with a cross.
Below is how I made it. Magnus had his own flag in red and yellow, but I chose to use these colors.
Another one of my handmade stamps used here.