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St. Catherine's Day

Definition: Saint Catherine's Day is known as la fête des vielles filles (old maids), for ladies over 25 and still unmarried. Apparently, there was a girl by the name of Catherine who was executed around the year 307 because she refused to marry a Roman emperor. That began a tradition where girls who hadn't found a husband by the age of 25 were called Catherines

Traditionally, Saint Catherine is the patron saint of virgins and philosophers who was martyred because she was a Christian.

Celebrated on November 25.

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