Ghosts of Christmas: The Lost Traditions – Burning Ash

Ghosts of Christmas: The Lost Traditions – Burning Ash

Going back to the Anglo-Saxon times it was customary to burn bundles of Ash on Christmas ashsticksEve.  Young English girls would cast bands into the fire in a contest to see who would get married first.  The youngest boy in a family would be encouraged to stand on a bundle.  The length of time they were able to remain on the burning Ash would indicate how brave they would be in adulthood.  Now that’s a holiday tradition for sure! More lost traditions during the month.