Thursday, November 29, 2007

St. Andrew's Eve, November 29th

St. Andrew's Eve

St. Andrew's Eve is an exciting day, or night, actually, because vampires can walk freely. I haven't been able to find a reason why, except that the legend seems to be Romanian.

So, in order to avoid the walking vampires, we are supposed to rub garlic on our hair and our window and door frames. Also, if a vampire talks to us, specifically asking us if we have eaten garlic, we shouldn't answer him... or her. I think this advice is good. If someone asks you if you have eaten garlic, it would be fair to asses the question as either rude or vampiresque. If it's not a vampire it would have been more polite if they had just offered gum or a mint.


Soccer Dad said...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But why take chances? An onion a day will keep everyone away.

(Not my own.)

I suspect that rubbing garlic in your hair could have a similar effect!

Mr. Fob said...

It's a good thing I rub garlic in my hair on a daily basis anyway.

Th. said...


If it came from Romania, I believe it. Those people know their vampires.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

SD: Yes, I believe it would.

MF: No wonder your hair is so shiny.

TH: You are right, Romania seems seeped with Vampires.