Post by BBQ Butcher on Mar 14, 2018 6:42:01 GMT -5
It is said that the Irish introduced colcannon to England in the 18th century, where it became a favorite of the upper classes. In Ireland colcannon was associated traditionally with Halloween festivities. Yet another interesting take is that it was also used for the purposes of marriage predictions. Charms hidden in bowls of rich creamy colcannon were tell tail signs of a marriage proposal if unmarried girls were "lucky" enough to find them. Others would actually fill their socks with spoonfuls of colcannon and hang them from the handle of their front door in the belief that the first man through the door would become their future husband!