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    Default Aboriginal Culture. Serious question

    Hello,


    Before you all consider this racist. I am genuinely and openly asking a question. It came up in conversation at work and I just wanted to know if it was true and why it is so. I like learning of other cultures.

    We got told today that in aboriginal culture you cannot sweep the floor after dark. I haven't heard that before at all. Is it in some tribes and not all? Or some aboriginal people do not follow this?

    Why is it that you are not allowed? What will happen?

    I ask this with the greatest sincerity and just a thirst for knowledge.

    Blessed be

    DelenaTVD

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    I'm aboriginal, and I've never heard of that. I even asked my Aunty who is a very cultural person and she has never heard of it.. It might just be a certain tribe

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    Thank you for answering it is a genuine heartfelt sincere question. I would be interested in hearing from others. Please comment.

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    Who told you? Could you ask them for a bit more background on it?

    I haven't heard of it before but I am certainly no expert.

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    My DH is an Aboriginal man and I've never heard that one either. As pp said it might be people from a certain area.

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    Hi. I'm not Aboriginal however I was curious so off I went to google and found this in a Supersistions website. Under sweeping it has several mentions about not sweeping after dark and this one is what you might have heard...

    654. Dirt must not be swept out of doors after dark, or it will bring
    disaster to the master of the house. This belief is common among negroes
    and superstitious whites.


 

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