[caption id="attachment_1208" align="alignright" width="180"] Do you carry a piece of coal on New Year's Day?[/caption]
I recently wrote about wedding traditions and the carrying of the bride over the threshold. This time, I'm thinking about superstitions related to doors and I believe there are a few. One that springs to mind is a Scottish or Irish one which many people still honour on New Year's Day. The first person to call at your door on New Year's Day should carry a piece of coal. Apparently this should mean that your home will be warm all year and you will have enough fuel for heating. Another superstition states that the first person to pass through you doorway on New Year's Day should be dark haired. A red-headed person supposedly carries bad luck so you should avoid them being first to enter your doorway on the first day of the year.
There are a few superstitions associated with new homes and one that springs to mind is when you first enter your new home. Apparently it is unlucky to enter your new home by the back door. To avoid bad luck you need to enter by your front door. Entering and leaving by different doors is another superstition to cause bad luck as you should always enter and leave by the same door.
After a few relating to external doors, the following superstitious belief relates to internal doors... Some people believe that you should never sleep with your feet facing the bedroom door. The idea behind this one supposedly relates to when we die and the fact that you will be carried out the door feet first.
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