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The Old New Year 12th January The Clavie and Callainn

The Old New Year 12th January The Clavie and Callainn

Blowing on the Embers by Magaidh Smith in the Isle of Lewis

The Oidhche Challain custom of circling, in a sunwise direction, the fire in each home on the evening prior to 12th of January, the Old New Year’s Day, no longer happens regularly in the Isle of Lewis. Continue reading “The Old New Year 12th January The Clavie and Callainn”