In Scottish and northern English tradition, the ‘first-foot’ is the first person to enter the household on New Year’s Day and is seen as a bringer of good fortune for the coming year. #FolkloreSunday (via @StephenGeoRae@twitter)

January is named after Janus, the Roman god who presided over doorways and new beginnings. The Snowdrop, a symbol of hope & consolation, is a birthday flower of this month. The green markings on its inner petals are said to be the promise that summer will return. #FolkloreSunday (via @VenetiaJane@twitter)

Map shows the first country you’ll hit if you go east or west from any point in the Americas (via @xruiztru@twitter)