Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Folklore of brooms.

With halloween approaching, the image of witches flying on brooms across the night sky will be a familiar one, but broom folklore is very interesting with many superstitions relating to them.
When moving into a new home, finding a broom was considered to be lucky, although one should never sweep towards the door of a new abode for fear of sweeping out the good luck. In days gone by, old brooms were never thrown away, but were burned or buried so as not to anger the hearth spirits.
Brooms were seen as an emblem of the home, and of womanhood, in England, joinings and celebrations were often marked by people jumping over a broom handle.
So love your broom, no home is complete without one...and they aren't just for witches!

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