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Lancashire Lad Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year (32) RE: Folklore: Good Luck for the New Year 01 Jan 06


Regarding Black Eyed Beans / Peas
In some parts of UK, there was (and still is) a tradition of baking a pea and bean cake. This fruit cake contains 1 bean and 1 pea. The person who gets the slice with the bean becomes "king" for the day, the pea similarly makes the "queen". This tradition dates back to pre Christian times and the roman winter celebrations of Saturnalia, when such a cake was also prepared.

Cheers
LL


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