Besom (Broom) Lore

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

On Halloween there is a little "WITCH" in all of us. Here is some (Besom)broom Lore.


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Ingredients

HERE IS SOME OF THE FOLKLORE SURROUNDING THE BESOM (BROOM):

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Never step over a broom laying on the floor, if you do & are unmarried you will stay that way.
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2
When moving into a new home, a loaf of bread & a new broom should be sent in first for good luck.
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3
It is bad luck to take a broom across water.
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4
Never lean a broom against a bed.
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5
To keep a ghost out, lean a broom against the door jam.
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6
To give away a used broom is bad luck.
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7
A broom should never be used to sweep dust out of the front door, because it sweeps the luck out with it.
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8
Never sweep a house at night. It is an insult to the faeries & the spirits of the dead.
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9
A broom standing outside the front door says that the lady of the house is away & the men of the house are at liberty to entertain guests.
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10
A broom dropping in front of the door means company before the day is over.
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11
Always pick up, for luck, a broom that is lying on the floor or ground.
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12
Always sweep dirt out the back door or you will sweep away your best friend.
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13
Bad luck will befall you all year, if you sweep on New Year's Day.
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14
Burn up the rubbish when you sweep on New Year's Day and you will have money throughout the new year.
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15
Carry a broom under your arm for luck.
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16
Carrying a broom over your shoulder will give you bad luck.
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17
Do not sweep immediately after the departure of a guest or you will sweep him bad luck.
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18
Dropping a broom while sweeping is the sign of a new carpet.
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19
Hitting someone with a broom means that he will go to jail before a week has passed.
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20
If a broom falls as you are passing it, you will have bad luck.
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21
If a broom falls in front of you and you step over it before picking it up, you will have a "bed of sickness."
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22
If dirt is swept out a door before sunrise, you may expect bad luck.
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23
If dirt is swept out of the house on Friday, the house will burn.
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #halloween, #lore