School: Páirc na Rian (C.), Rampark, Jenkinstown (roll number 4882)

Rampark, Co. Louth
M. Ní Fhlannagáin

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Festival Customs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0660, Page 300

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New Years Day :-
It is believed that it is unlucky to throw out water on New Years day. Some people get up at one o'clock in the morning to open the door to let the old year out and the new year in.
It is said that it is lucky to find a horse shoe on new years day and hang it up behind the door.
People do not visit their neighbours houses on new years day afraid they would bring bad luck.
Some people do not sell anything on New years day.

Saint Brigids Day :-
On Saint Brigids Day the people in this district make crosses in honour of her and hang them over their door.
It is believed that these crosses keep away sickness.
Candlemas Day :-
On Candlemas day the people buy penny

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