Friday, January 15, 2010

Piseogs the madness of being Irish, Bathing Superstition 1

It is considered unlucky to have a bath on New Years day, if you do, you will wash a friend away.

Nothing to do with the fact, you had a skinfull the night before and said or did something you shouldn't have.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Piseogs the madness of being Irish, Churning Superstition.

If you happen to be churning butter and a visitor calls to the house, they have to help out with the churning. Otherwise the butter will spoil and its bad luck to the household.
Clever stroke whoever came up with that one, a great excuse to get out of churning.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Piseogs the madness of being Irish, Superstitions

A Piseog is a superstition, I am going to print a few every week there are hundreds, if you were to follow these nothing would ever be achieved.
Here is a gem

 "It was unlucky to knit at night until you were certain the sheep were asleep"

I wonder who's job it was to go out and check that the sheep were asleep, what if the sheep were only pretending to be asleep or if they woke up : D