#Flashlore 16

Superstition says, if the first butterfly you see in Spring is white, you’ll be lucky the rest of the year. If it’s brown, not so much.

This is because the colour of butterflies was once associated with bread, and white bread was expensive!

Painting of butterflies alighting in brambles.

Image: Tratt, Richard. (1984). Bramble Patch. Available HERE.

Suggested Reading: Hartland, Edwin Sidney (1892). County Folklore: Gloucestershire (A Folklore Society Publication). Available HERE.

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