Yesterday’s post made me think of the guest post, written by Celia Miles, that I published last Christmas (if you missed the beautiful Christmas story-go here to read it).
Once Celia’s heartwarming story came to mind I couldn’t quit thinking about the Christmas folklore at the center of the story. I checked out Frank C. Brown’s Collection of NC Folklore to see if there were any other interesting tidbits of Christmas Folklore from NC. Here’s what I found:
- If a rooster crows repeatedly at 12 o’clock he is crowing for Christmas
- Nothing made of leather during Christmas time will be durable
- At midnight on Christmas Eve all the cattle in the fields kneel and low
- It is unlucky to carry anything away from the house on Christmas morning unless something is brought in first
- At midnight on Christmas Eve all the farm animals kneel down in their stalls or in the field to honor Christ.
- If it snows on Christmas day-the grass will be green on Easter
- A warm Christmas means a cold Easter
I can’t really think of any Christmas folklore I heard growing up-other than the one about farm animals kneeling at midnight on Christmas Eve. How about you?