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Manx Customs and Traditions - A Manx Tradition for Laa'l Breeshey

Published on 31 Jan 2017

A tradition from the Isle of Man carried out on St. Bridget's Eve (31st January), ahead of L'aal Breeshey, St. Bridget's Day.

The belief was that St. Bridget ("Breeshey" in Manx Gaelic) could be found seeking for a place to sleep on the 31st of January, and so one must be prepared for her to stay - with food and a bed ready for her.

If you do everything right, you might be lucky enough to have her stay, after which things would certainly go right for you in the year to come.

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