The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87654   Message #1638594
Posted By: John O'L
01-Jan-06 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Well I've been waiting for one of the Jocks to weigh in, but I guess the're all still at it, so I'll tell you something I learned the year I wintered on the Isle Of Barra in the Hebrides.

First-Footing - It's good luck for the year if a dark man is the first accross your doorstep, and even better luck if he's carrying a lump of coal.