Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

Twelfth Night and Shrove Tuesday

Further to my last post about the Mari Lwyd, I didn't exactly do what I was supposed to do for the apny2016 language prompt for today. Instead, I picked up on the date of Twelfth Night and I recounted a custom I'd not come across before. Once again, I won't post what I wrote in Welsh; I'll post the English translation.

Last Monday our Welsh teacher explained another tradition connected with Twelfth Night. When you pull down the Christmas decoration, you should keep a piece of holly until Shrove Tuesday. Subsequently, you should burn the holly in the fire over which you cook the pancakes.

Of course this doesn't work so well these days with gas and electric cookers!

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