Besom (Broom) Lore

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Stormy Stewart

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@karlyn255

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

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

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

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