Or first footing. The first person into one’s house in the New Year, for good luck though the coming year should be a dark-haired (1) man, bearing money (2) and perhaps other good (bread, salt, peat, whiskey) (3).
I hope your first guests were auspicious.
1. Dark hair, so it wasn’t a Viking marauder.
2. For prosperity, of course.
3. Sort of encapsulates the base of Maslow’s pyramid, don’t it?