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St Thomas

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St. Thomasring is a tradition affirming that between 21 december (the birthday of Thomas Becket) and 31 december clocks are sound. By ringing the bells do the devil spirits, which would shorten the days, be driven out.

The tradition is being maintained in particular in South-East Friesland (the Netherlands) where many freestanding Bell chairs are the people easy sound can be.There is now every year at the St. Thomasring still denominated in the Thomas Church in Katlijk and Oudehorne, where everyone on the said days a tug on the ringing bells. In these villages is the ringing now be promoted and that two races held addressing best the square battle, a certain rhythm of two clocks, can ring.

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