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birthday spanking[]

According to Peter Berresford Ellis' non-fiction work The Celtic Empire, Birthday spanking originated with the Celtic practice of birthday spankings as a preventive measure to protect the child from evil spirits for the following year. --Roguebfl 00:16, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Interesting. Can you provide a full citation (publication name, date, direct quote and page)? That would be great and a nice addition to this article. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 00:49, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
I do not have the book (it was a library book from a library I moved away from). But Publisher: Robinson Publishing (August 30, 2001) ISBN-13: 978-1841193960 "The Celtic Empire: The First Millennium of Celtic History 1000BC - AD51" --Roguebfl(talk) 23:15, 9 August 2009 (UTC)