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The Roughnights: what are they about?

The Roughnights, it almost seems like everyone is talking about it, but what kind of nights are they exactly? The Roughnights are a translation of the German Rauhnächte. Called Rooknachten in Dutch. All these names refer to the darkest time of the year. Roughly the period from Midwinter to Three Kings Day on January 6. Mother’s Night used to be celebrated around Midwinter on December 21. A night dedicated to the great foremothers from Western and Central Europe. In other …

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