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.
The man they meet on the walk is supposed to be their perfect match. Early in Spring girls made little flower wreaths and tossed them into rivers.
Girls usually passively waited to be picked out of the crowd.Whoever picked the wreath was supposed to marry the girl who made it.I really wonder how this one worked out cause the wreaths unusually traveled quite far away. Andrew’s Day a girl went to knock on a chicken shelter (a place where you keep chickens at night) and ask if she is going to get married.The boundaries and etiquette are long gone and it’s up to you how you say “I love you” – “ľúbim ťa.” Our grandparents and their grandparents lived in a different world.They lived according to the unspoken social rules based mostly on Catholicism.
When the cherry tree bloomed on Christmas day the girls were supposed the get married soon.