Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween], 20 November 1873
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Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween] including that a girl would put an object [not defined here] under her pillow and if she saw her lover coming to take it from her then she would be married that year; that three plates one each of butter, salt and water were placed on the floor and then a blind-folded person was to put their hand in a plate and whichever one he chose would be of significance for example if he chose salt then that would mean death; girls would throw their 'criosan' [belts] out through the window and a blind-folded person threw them back one by one. The first one to receive her belt back would get the first man, the second, the second man and so on and lastly that a girl would go to allt criche [boundary burn] and she was not to speak until she spoke to her lover in her sleep. Text text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
- Creation: 20 November 1873
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From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm
folio 4v, line 10 to folio 4v, line 25
- From the Fonds: Carmichael, Alexander, 1832-1912 (Excise officer | folklorist and antiquarian | Edinburgh | Scotland) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Watson, William John, 1865-1948 (Professor of Celtic) (Person)