Customs and Superstitions About Love


The following are a few fun facts and fables about Valentine's Day, Love and Marriage gathered from around the world!

Fun Superstitions
About Valentine's Day


Roses   On Valentine's Day, the first male name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio, will be the name of the man you will marry.

Roses   If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.

Roses   If you see a goldfinch on Valentine's Day, you will marry a millionaire.

Roses   If you see a flock of doves on Valentine's Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage.

Roses   If you find a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.

Roses   If you see a robin on Valentine's Day, you will marry a crime fighter.

Roses   If you see a bat on Valentine's Day, you will marry a baseball player.

Roses   On Valentine's Day eve, if you put a silver coin under your pillow, your true love will propose to you by the end of the year.

Fun Superstitions About
Love and Marriage


Roses   To discover the name of the person you will marry, write the names of all the guys and gals you know, one name per hazelnut, and roast them over an open fire.  The first nut to pop, is the name of your future mate.

Roses   If you see a falling star on August 10, (St. Lawrence's Day) , you will dream of your future spouse.

Roses   If you hear a dove coo the first day of Spring, the next person of the opposite sex that you meet will be your mate.

Roses   If you tie a blue satin ribbon around your ankle, you'll be kissed by days end.

Roses   If you kiss a passion fruit on February 1st, your fantasies will come true!

Roses   In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a young woman was a proposal of marriage, and catching it was acceptance.

Roses   In Scotland years ago, breaking shortbread over a bride's head on her wedding day, meant she would have a happy marriage.

Roses   Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry.  As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off.  You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

Roses   Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed.  Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind.  Count the seeds that remain on the stem.  That is the number of children you will have.

Roses   If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.


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