The first-footer must be out of the house before the clock strikes midnight, then cross the threshold to welcome in the new year, bearing gifts. Traditional items for the first-footer to carry include pieces of coal, a coin, salt, bread, and a ‘wee dram’ of whiskey.
Does anyone still do this here, they still do in Jockland and I used to to it when little, out the back door with me lump of coal and in the front door to let the new year in.
Started: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:05
I open the front curtains to watch all the daft buggers setting light to their money, Its the modern way,
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:21
We have an electric fire with real coal effect,so can just pick a lump of coal straight off the fire
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:32
You should leave the house by the back door to let out the old year then enter by the front door to let in the new year.
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:43
Well whatever you do stay safe and warm and I shall wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2021,Just in case I don't get the chance.
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:45
When I was in Edinburgh, folk knocked on doors usually with a glass of whisky on the stroke of Yules.
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 16:36
Always done it, from being a child in Owfen right up to when we lived in Australia.
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:05