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Rogationtide starts with Rogation Sunday and ends on Ascension Day

The name Rogationtide comes from the Latin word rogatio, to intercede, ask or beseech.

It’s traditionally a time when prayers are made for God’s blessing on the land, livestock and crops in the hope of a good harvest.

The fifth Sunday after Easter is called Rogation Sunday, and the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are known as Rogation Days.

These three days usually fall in May, although the Monday can be as early as 27 April and the Wednesday as late as 2 June.