Sunday Post: Fun Facts About New Years

"The wearing masks [for New Year] was to chase away evil spirits or for hiding them." Donald Dossey

“The wearing od masks [for New Year] was to chase away evil spirits or for hiding them.” Donald Dossey

Are we hiding from  or hiding our evil spirits?

Are we chasing away or hiding our evil spirits?

Donald Dossey’s book of Folk Lore has 12 pages of fun facts about New Years. Wearing mask is just one. Another, that most of us in the US know, is to eat black eyed peas on New years day to have good luck. My mom, no matter what else we had, would always server black eyed peas even if they were from a can. I have tried sometimes I just put the can out 😉  Did you grow up with any interesting new years traditions? That you keep?

Jakesprinters suggested this topic Tomorrow I will continue with Suggestions for how to make and keep New Years Resolutions.  If I post tomorrow I will have kept one from last Jan. 1st !!!!

17 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Fun Facts About New Years

  1. Black-eyed peas…cabbage…and pork of some kind…Health…Wealth…Luck…Yes, we had them as I grew up and still do… Also whoever is the first to visit your home on New Year’s day … will dictate how your Year will be…Lazy…Hard working…Kind…Fun…etc. …

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  3. Almost missed this…it was something I was thinking…and there it was !

    “Are we chasing away or hiding our evil spirits?”

    Masks are always something of interest as to purpose…and as an artist…how they are made, symbolism..significance of colors. Thanks for the post.
    Best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Siggi

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