Brooms are a symbol of good luck around the world. They sweep away bad fortune and protect against evil.
A new broom brings good luck and harmony to a home. A broom, salt, and bread completes a traditional welcoming gift:
- Bread – That this house may never know hunger.
- Salt – That life may always have flavor.
- Broom – To sweep away troubles.
In Sicily, on Midsummer’s Eve, a broom is placed outside the home to ward off any wickedness that might come knocking.
Never bring old brooms into new houses as a broom becomes attached to a home, so leave the old one behind. A new broom brings good luck and harmony to a new home.
Last but not least - the proper care of your broom!
Always store your broom hanging from a hook or standing on the handle. Sitting the broom on the fibers on the floor will cause the fibers to bend.
And sweeping in one direction will make the fibers bend. Sweep equally from each side of the broom.
I bet you didn't know there was so much to know about brooms, well now you do..... and that's .....another day in Catasauqua.