Many have already seen enough snow this year, while others will finally be getting more than just a taste of it. Whatever it is, you will find these superstitions and lore about the season interesting. One that is interesting is that there is a legend that when snow is falling, it means that an old woman up in the sky is picking goose feathers. That’s a nice story to tell the children! Do you remember seeing earthworms last autumn during a rainstorm? If you say yes, legend has it that means a mild winter. Is your winter milder?
One superstitions tells that if you wash your hair with March snow, it will keep it from falling out. If you dream of snow (during any season other than winter) that means it’s lucky. Thunder in February means snow for May. Speaking of thunder, it does thunder during Christmastime, there will be a lot of snow during winter. If it rains on St. Michael’s Day, there will be a mild winter. If it’s snowing while the sun is out, expect snow the next day. Back to Christmas; if Christmas is on a Monday, it’ll be a good winter. If February gives a lot of snow, it’ll be a fine summer.
If there is a storm on Friday, there will be a storm on Monday. If your clock ticks louder, that means that the weather is getting warmer. So you can notice that a lot of these were made up to either say it was going to be a mild winter or that there was going to be a lot of snow during the season. Who can blame someone for hoping for either. The most interesting one is about the legend of the old woman. So if you are a fan of superstitions and folklore, you have to read “Superstitions: 10,000 You Really Need” by William Carroll and “Superstitions” by the Diagram Group. Two great books that are always interesting to read if you would like to learn more about folklore. If you’re looking for more older books, check out “Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences.” What’s your favorite lore about winter? Share your thoughts about winter and superstitions in the comments!