Cleachdaidhean Samhna.
Date c. 1959
Track ID 37169
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1960.24.A10; A11

Original Tape ID

SA1960.024

Summary

Halloween customs.

People used to wash their shirts in a boundary stream, between two townships or two crofts, at Halloween. Cabbage plants were lifted at Halloween. They used to throw a ball of wool across a rafter in the barn and at the same time say a rhyme. This was a fun way of finding out who people were going to marry.

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS