Alms-day (or Alms-saturday)
Alms-Day (Or Alms-Saturday)
the Saturday before Passion Week, i.e. preceding Palm Sunday; so called because contributions for the poor during Lent are sometimes given out on that day, so as not to interfere with the solemnities of the coming Holy Week. The Secret in the Sarum office for the day referred both to the alms- giving and the alms-distribution.