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New Year Traditions

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January 1st

First Foot Day

First Foot Day marks the beginning of the New Year & is said to bring luck.

Should it be a man or woman to steps first in your door ?

Scottish tradition says a MAN must be the first person to cross the threshold into our homes on New Years and you must not let a woman come inside the house until a man does or it will be bad luck !

Some believe it should be a man with dark hair for good luck.

The Scots may bring a symbolic piece of coal, shortbread, salt, black buns & some whisky !

This superstition may come from the Viking days of long ago when it was not lucky to have a blond stranger arrive on your doorstep with a big axe:eek:

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