American perspective, and wikipedia copy?
This article seems to have a very US-centric view; wikipedia says: "This belief is held by individuals in a great number of places around the world including Europe, China, Africa, and North and South America. It is likely that this belief has existed in Europe since 600 BC", while this page only mentions US views in such a way that it implies it's a US tradition... Even worse, almost all the text seems to be
copied plagiarized from the wikipedia page ad-verbatim... — Unsigned, by: Carpetsmoker / talk / contribs
- Yes, the text is indeed a somewhat snarkier version of what's at Wikipedia, and does indeed take its start from a much older version of the page from around 2006. Wikipedia is simply wrong if it's now claiming that the custom goes back to the Europe of 600 BC. I followed that link, and the source speaks of Celts and fertility rites; regardless of when it was published, that seems based on much older research, and current scholars generally agree that we can't say a whole lot about what ancient Celts might have believed in 600 BC. - Smerdis of Tlön, for the defense. 22:25, 17 August 2014 (UTC)