Juliet will be turning 14 on her birthday. Lammastide is the time around Lammas Day which occurs on August 1st.
Lammastide is one of the quarter days of the year. There are four. Lammas, meaning 'loaf mass', is still a Scottish quarter day, celebrated on August 1 by a festival. The quarter day, was when ground rents were to be paid, and they were on 25 March, (the start of the English year), 24 June (Midsummer Day), 29 September (Michaelmas) and 25 December.
Paris, kinsman to Escalus, Prince of Verona, is talking to Capulet, powerful magnate within the City, about Juliet, Capulet's daughter. "But now, my Lord; how say you to my suit?" Capulet replies that Juliet "Hath not seen the change of fourteen years". Lammastide, is celebrated on August 1, and is still a Scottish quarter day. Quarter days, are now anachronistic, in England they are, 25 March (Lady Day), 24 June (Midsummer Day), 29 September (Michaelmas) and 25 December, (Christmas Day). Lady Day is the festival of the Annunciation of the Virgin, until 1752 it was the beginning of the legal year in England. Quarter days were used for the payment of ground rents.
She was 18 ye old