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Woman on Wigilia spells bad luck in Poland


Polonius3 980 | 12277  
24 Dec 2010 /  #1
Acccording to Old Polish Wigilia lore, if the first person to visit your home on Chrsitmas Eve is a woman, that means bad luck in the year ahead.

Another belief is that how you are on Wigilia you'll be the whole year.
Spinsters (now they call themselves singles!) and other unmarried ladies pulled strands of hay from under the tablecloth. A golden strand meant a wedding before Ash Wednesday, a green one indicated they were in for a wait and a grey and withered one pointed to lifelong spinsterhood.

Tradition, fortune-telling, old wives' tales -- it all depends on your take. These beliefs are in the same category as the Anglo-Saxon superstition about a bride having to wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

Whatever the case. A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL PF-ers -- WESO£YCH ŚWIĄT!
Bzibzioh  
24 Dec 2010 /  #2
Acccording to Old Polish Wigilia lore, if the first person to visit your home on Chrsitmas Eve is a woman, that means bad luck in the year ahead.

I know. I'm taking this a step further and not even calling people first, waiting for my hubby to dial and joining the conversation later.

Another belief is that how you are on Wigilia you'll be the whole year.

That's another superstition I like :)
beckski 12 | 1609  
24 Dec 2010 /  #3
if the first person to visit your home on Chrsitmas Eve is a woman, that means bad luck in the year ahead.

Oh goody, the first person to come to my home today is my roofer! He happens to be a male. Guess I'll be having a great new year ;)
wildrover 98 | 4431  
24 Dec 2010 /  #4
Acccording to Old Polish Wigilia lore, if the first person to visit your home on Chrsitmas Eve is a woman, that means bad luck in the year ahead.

Unless you can convince the wife to go out that is...?
tygrys 2 | 290  
24 Dec 2010 /  #5
Acccording to Old Polish Wigilia lore, if the first person to visit your home on Chrsitmas Eve is a woman, that means bad luck in the year ahead.

They always degrade women in Poland
Nathan 18 | 1349  
24 Dec 2010 /  #6
if the first person to visit your home on Chrsitmas Eve is a woman, that means bad luck in the year ahead.

It is always bad luck, not only on Christmas.

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