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In England, there is an old tradition that if Easter should fall on Lady Day (March 25) than some disaster should soon follow:
"When my Lord falls into my Lady's lap,Of course in 2015, Easter falls on April 5th, but I stole inspiration from this old superstition anyway. In addition to the tradition of havoc wreaked on Lady Day, there is more troublesome lore pertaining to this month. The name "March" itself was borrowed off of Mars, the Roman god of war, since the calender year used to begin with March, and spring was the time for wars.As Christianity spread, of course, we instituted a church calender which meant the year began in January, and out went March. Another version of the namesake comes from the old English word for "roar," which title obviously refers to the month's windy habit. Anyway. For March's Chatterbox, I thought I would foist off the idea of many traditions and wives' tales and announce the topic as:
England beware of some mishap."
I am probably the farthest thing from superstitious you could ask for. My black cat waltzed across my path on Friday the Thirteenth of last month and I laughed at the irony of how much such an occurrence might worry the unhealthy-minded. I consider morbid superstition to be its own peculiar form of madness, and March is the month for it, traditionally, is it not? However you choose to play the topic, superstition is yours to play with. Brava, and join your posts in the link below. Looking forward to reading all the entries, so share the joy around. :)