- 'Calendars received about Christmas time should not be hung on the wall till the New Year, as it is unlucky to do so' was noted from a Birmingham informant and published in Folk-Lore (45 (1934), 162). Other examples of the same belief are given by Opie and Tatem, including one where it was considered unlucky even to display the next month before it arrived. This appears to be based on the idea that to do so would tempt fate.■ Opie and Tatem, 1989: 53.
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