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Started by: TerryW (6276)

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.


Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 15:05

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