Today is the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian. I am not a religious man, but I like this day for a few reasons.
First, I like the names very much. I especially love to say them with extra ssssssibilance. It's a gay thang.
And they are the patron saints of cobblers, something I always wanted to be...a cobbler, not a patron saint.
I also like the connection the day has with the Battle of Agincourt, which took place on 25 October, 1415. The Agincourt Carol is one of my favorite pieces of historical music.
The Agincourt Carol, performed by Telynor
And then there's the remarkable St. Crispin's Day Speech from Shakespeare's Henry V.
Kenneth Branagh at his very best
Oh, did I mention I really like the name?