Slovakian dating rituals
Once the guy decided he wants to marry a girl, his family sent an elder family member to the house of a future bride.
If he came back with a positive answer it was time to celebrate.
The piece eaten as the first by dog showed which girl is gonna get married first.
Early in the spring boys go to the forest where they cut down a tree, mostly a young birch.
Christmas Night and Christmas Day are also rich for the old superstitions. Another tip for a solo lady was to peel an apple and throw the apple skin behind you in the corner.
Single girls were supposed to leave the house for a walk during preparation of the Christmas dinner. The letter the apple skin reminds the most, was the first letter in the name of the upcoming fiancée.
On 1 If the guy likes a girl, he also asked for her bloomed cherry brunch and wore it on his hat.
He also could have asked for another little gift, like a flower or flock of hair he then wore on his clothes.
When the cherry tree bloomed on Christmas day the girls were supposed the get married soon.Girls who couldn’t pick or decide in between marriage offers got more branches and gave them names of boys. With their last bite at midnight, they were supposed to see the name of the future groom in front of them.The one that bloomed showed the name of the future Mr. A modern representation of the habit is to write names of 13 boys on 13 separate pieces of paper.Then fold the papers and burn one of them every day (without looking at the names) until Christmas.
The name on the last paper was the name of your future husband.Christmas/Winter equinox was a magical time of the year not just for Christians, but also for pagans who lived in Slovakia before them. Barbara’s Day, single girls were supposed to get a branch from a cherry tree.