I could spend hours scouring the internet for little tidbits of information that others may not know about. I LOVE SHARING!
Now, there may be those of you who know about what I am about to share, BUT, my guess is there are just as many (or more) who do not know what I am about to share!
First, a question: How many of you celebrate New Years with First Foot Day?
Yeah, me neither. Trust me! There is such a creature and I think it would be a blast to begin using this as a new year tradition.
Check it out!
The custom of firstfooting, or being the first to cross the threshold of a home in the early hours of New Year's Day, was so popular in England and Scotland during the 19th century that the streets were often more crowded between midnight and one o'clock in the morning than they would normally be at midday. If the "First Foot," traditionally a man, was to bring the family luck, he had to arrive with his arms full of cakes, bread, and cheese for everyone to share. He should be dark-haired, not fair, and must not have flat feet.
Today the custom may still be observed in Britain and in scattered areas of the United States.
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