Give This Man Some Scotch: Meet Scotland’s Good Luck Charm
Every summer, Queensferry, Scotland celebrates an ancient tradition called Burryman Day. Per the ritual, which dates back to pre-Christian times, a local man dresses in a suit made entirely of burrs (yes, the itchy, sticking kind). The Burryman then parades around the village, visiting homes and shops as villagers give him whiskey and receive good luck in return. Andrew Taylor has been the Burryman for the past five years and is honored to uphold the local custom.
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