"As a child growing up in Wales, we were never allowed to go Carol singing. But on New Years Day, before 12 o'clock we could sing Blwyddyn Newydd Dda around the houses and householders would give us money. My grandparents said that in their time women would not be allowed on the street before twelve because it was considered very unlucky." -Del

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Del Dallimore for sharing her childhood traditions with us!

This song can be found in the book "British Goblins, Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions" (1880) by Wirt Sikes.