The following are a few fun facts and fables about Valentine's Day, Love and Marriage gathered from around the world!
About Valentine's Day
Fun Superstitions About
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.
If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.
If you see a goldfinch on Valentine's Day, you will marry a millionaire.
If you see a flock of doves on Valentine's Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage.
If you find a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.
If you see a robin on Valentine's Day, you will marry a crime fighter.
If you see a bat on Valentine's Day, you will marry a baseball player.
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.
Love and Marriage
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.
If you see a falling star on August 10, (St. Lawrence's Day) , you will dream of your future spouse.
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.
If you tie a blue satin ribbon around your ankle, you'll be kissed by days end.
If you kiss a passion fruit on February 1st, your fantasies will come true!
In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a young woman was a proposal of marriage, and catching it was acceptance.
In Scotland years ago, breaking shortbread over a bride's head on her wedding day, meant she would have a happy marriage.
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.
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.
If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.