Hallowe’en!

A popular drink at the Irish Hallowe’en gathering in the eighteenth century was milk in which crushed roasted apples had been mixed. It was called Lambs’-wool (perhaps from “La Mas Ubhal,” “the day of the Apple fruit”). At the Hallowe’en supper “callcannon,” mashed potatoes, parsnips, and chopped onions, was indispensable. A ring was buried in it, and the one who found it in his portion was said to be married in a year, or if he was already married, would be lucky.

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