'If you eat goose on Michaelmas Day,
you will not be short of money all year round'
Traditional English proverb
In England, the entire autumn season is known traditionally
as Michaelmas. Many fairs took place during the harvest time,
and since the Middle Ages Michaelmas fairs were focal gathering
for farmers and merchants. Big goose fairs were held several
places (fx. Nottingham Goose Fair) in UK...and the traditional
meal for the Michaelmas Day includes goose and a special
cake called a St Michael's bannock (take a look here)
Michaelmas Goose Fair Poultry
Victorian cook goose preparing
William Sidney Mount (1807-1868):
'The Raffle' (Raffling for the Goose)
Do you remember the Michaelmas Gander?