The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87654   Message #1638735
Posted By: Azizi
01-Jan-06 - 09:40 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year
Sorry about the discarded snippet at the end of my last post. One of my New Year's Resolutions is that I'll try to use Preview more often.

Another New Year's Resolution that I intend to keep is to add more information more often to my website

http://www.cocojams.com/index.htm

Cocojams is a website that provides examples of and information about African American children's rhymes and other children's rhymes. Cocojams also includes posts about my memories and other folk's memories of their distant and not so distant past.

I re-posted my Mudcat posts from this thread along with a link to this Mudcat page onto this Cocojams's page Celebrations and Holidays

"I also added this comment about African American New Year's Eve traditions:

"I should also mention that it is customary for African Americans to make sure that on New Year's Eve they have no dirty laundry in their home and no dirty dishes in their kitchen. I believe that this custom ties in with the belief that the way you start your new year will determine how the rest of your year will be. So if you're dirty and triflin on New Year's Eve, you'll be dirty and triflin' for the rest of the year.

{I'm not tellin if I had any dirty dishes in the sink or any dirty laundry in my house on New Year's Eve}. "

;o)