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    Handsel Monday

    There's some debate in my house as whether today is actually handsel
    Monday, we've always celebrated it as the first Monday of the New
    Year, but there's suggestions that it should be celebrated on the first
    working Monday of the New Year, which would be next Monday? Anyone
    got the definitive on this?
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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    Wikipedia



    Handsel Monday is the first Monday of the year, particularly as used to be celebrated in Scotland and northern England. Among the rural population of Scotland, Auld Hansel Monday, is traditionally celebrated on the first Monday after the 12th of January.


    The "handsel"
    refers to small tips and gifts of money that it was customary to give
    at the beginning of the first working week of a new year. In this
    respect it is somewhat similar to Boxing Day.
    If the handsel was a physical object rather than money, tradition said
    that the object could not be sharp, or it would "cut" the relationship
    between the giver and the recipient.
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        #4
        Thanks for that Wayen, you've never heard of Handsel Monday Bosco?
        The old ways are dying.

        I's when you give a small token, only a few pence, to someone so that
        they may have a properous year.
        It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

        Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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          #5
          Well if any one wants to give me money, then by all means...

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            #6


            I honestly never heard of it

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              #7
              nah though it seems similar to the Scottish Hogmanay custom about no sharp objects as well....

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                  #9
                  Handsel is so hot right now

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                      #11
                      Alright folks, hope everyone got a few pence into their lamh today.
                      It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

                      Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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                        #12
                        I have to plead ignorance on this one too. Sorry.
                        "This was the performance Ireland had been threatening all championship but had only managed to produce in fits and starts. Defeats at the hands of France and Wales had put paid to their title aspirations, never mind a Grand Slam, but yesterday’s emphatic 24-8 win shows that this is a team moving in the right direction."

                        The Irish Times after Ireland beat England at Lansdowne Road on 19/03/11

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                          #13


                          Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
                          Thanks for that Wayen, you've never heard of Handsel Monday Bosco?
                          The old ways are dying.

                          I's when you give a small token, only a few pence, to someone so that
                          they may have a properous year.

                          Not heard of this - but it's customary herein Wales for childrento go round to sing for 'Calennig' (money is usually given) on New Years Day (but it has to be before midday)
                          "The trouble with resisting temptation is that you may not get another chance"
                          Edwin Chapin (1857 - 1942)

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                            #14
                            This year more than ever it's time to resurrect Handsel
                            Monday. Still struggle to believe there's no one else in
                            Munster who's heard of it.
                            It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

                            Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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                              #15
                              Maybe it's just a local thing to Limerick (within Ireland), or
                              even parts of Limerick. This article references it on page 16.

                              http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/park%20danes%201.pdf

                              My family are nothing but old peasant stock really, just trying
                              to keep the old ways alive...

                              It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

                              Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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