Did you know there are several legends about Chimney sweeps? A Chimney Sweep is said to be "The" harbinger of good luck.
One legend has it's origins in old England, where King George was riding horseback in a royal procession. A dog ran from the crowd, barking and nipping at the King's horse. The horse reared, and to the horror of the crowd, almost threw the King! A lone figure, shabbily dressed and filthy, stepped into the road. He caught the horse's halter and calmed the animal.
As quickly as he appeared, the man faded back into crowd. The King, wishing to reward the man, asked his name. No-one knew the man's name, but many told the King that he was just a Chimney Sweep. The King declared that from that day that Chimney Sweeps should be regarded as Lucky!
To this day we hang in our tree at Chrismastime a Chimney Sweep figure...Just one of our many traditions!
How about you? Do you have a special tradition?
Enjoy this blessed Season!