Campaigners say New Year tradition of First Bearding is increasingly popular

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Beard Liberation Front

PRESS RELEASE   31st December

Contact Keith Flett  07803 167266


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that it is again reviving the ancient New Year tradition of first bearding this year.

At midnight on New Year’s morning the first person with a beard across the doorstep of a house, or on this occasion only a false beard, must be given a glass of imperial stout to marinade their beard in. In return the beard wearer will bring good fortune for the coming year.

First bearding can be when a stranger with a beard comes to the house, as in first footing, or when someone with a beard already inside steps outside to return again.

The campaign group which opposes irrational prejudice against the hirsute says that the tradition of first bearding…

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