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- It is unlucky for anybody to let a mirror fallThere is a lot of superstitions connected with May day. It is counted unlucky to give away milk on that day, and a person should wash his face in the dew first thing on a May morning.No person should go into a house for a coal for his pipe while the people are churning, because it is said he will take the butter with him.If the ashes is thrown out on a Monday the house will be dirty for the rest of the week.A cock crows during the night should be brought to the first cross-roads and let out.Collected by Mary McHugh, Ardnagrath
If a salt cellar is broken in a house, the person who lets it fall will have good luck for five years.If a person is throwing out water at night he says "Slan do luct" which means may this water not fall on anyone.If a cat washes her face beside the fire it is a sign that there will be a dance in that house soon.If a dog is seen with a briar out of his tail it is a sign of a stranger coming.If a cock is heard crowing in the middle of the(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.