Frank wrote to me:
A long time ago, my dad told me a rhyme in Slovenian about St. Matthew. I can’t write it in Slovenian but the English translation is as follows:
St. Matthew breaks up ice.
If he doesn’t have it, he makes it.
Do you know the origin of the rhyme and when in the calendar it pertains? My dad made reference to sometime in February but I found out that St. Mathews day is in September. I repeated the rhyme for my daughter when she was young and always thought it was around the end of February. Specifically February 24th both mine and my dads birthdates.
After browsing through your website, I thought you might have some knowledge about this very old rhyme.
Frank was able to send me an mp3 recording of the Slovenian rhyme. Perhaps someone could send us the Slovenian text for it.
If anyone can help in any way with this rhyme – if anyone knows anything else about it, please let us know.
Thanks in advance!
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