Sunday, 1 January 2012

Fact No.429

The first of January was a highly significant year in medieval superstitions regarding prosperity,  or lack of it, in the year ahead. A flat cake was put on one of the horns of a cow in every farmyard. The farmer and his workers would then sing a song and dance around the cow until the cake was thrown to the ground. If it fell in front of the cow that signified good luck; to fall behind indicated the bad luck was on it's way.

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