Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Superstitions and Fun Facts

Superstitions
The first guy’s name you read or hear will the name of the man you’ll marry.
If you see a squirrel on Valentine’s Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.
If you find a glove on the road on Valentine’s Day, your future husband or wife will have the missing one.
There are superstitions associated with the kind of person you’ll marry based on the first bird you see on Valentine’s day.
If you see a goldfinch, you will marry a millionaire.
If woman sees a sparrow, she will marry a poor man.
If you see a flock of doves, you will have a peaceful and happy marriage.
If a woman sees a robin, she’ll marry a sailor.
If she sees a blackbird, she'll marry a clergyman
If she sees a blue bird, she'll marry a happy man
If she sees a crossbill, an argumentative man.
If she spots an owl, she will never marry.
Now that you’ve found your beloved, there are ways to predict how many Children you will have by blowing on a dandelion. The seeds that remain on the stem will tell you how many children you will have.
Superstitious saying we still say today.
Today we say, “to wear your heart on your sleeve,” meaning it is easy for people to read you. In the Middle Ages, men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear the name they chose on their sleeves for a week.
Rituals
In the 1700’s, on the Eve of Valentine’s Day, ladies would pin five bay leaves sprinkled with rose water to their pillows. One leaf was pinned in the centre of the pillow and one at each corner. Rosemary was pinned inside the pillow. Before going to bed, the woman would eat an egg, removing the yolk and eating the rest with salt. They would a say a prayer with a hopes of seeing her true love in her dreams.
Another way to find one’s future husband or wife was to take a piece of paper with names on them and roll them in clay. They would drop the balls into water. The first paper to surface would be the future wife or husband.

2 comments:

Sarah Simas said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, Karen!

You found some amazing facts!! Too cool! I would what kind of bird I would have had to have seen to get my hubs. LOL Maybe a buzzard. My man can be one grouchy gus, especially if not fed! *heehee*

Thanks for all the cool todbits! You never cease to amaze me. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Sarah, thanks for stopping by. Buzzard-for grouchy guys--maybe we should add this. lol