To whichever name the lighted candle sailed to and burnt, a marriage proposal from him could be expected.Also, during the day, a girl counts to the fourteenth post on a fence to see what her future husband will look like – fat, thin, short, tall, old, young.Links with tradition are felt the strongest during the greatest religious feasts, such as Christmas, Easter, Corpus Christi processions and All Saints’ Day.Not diamonds, but picket fences, melted candle wax and walnut shells are a girls best friend on this special night.
Each girl pastes a slip of paper with the name of a favored young man on the inside edge of the bowl above the water.
This may be self-explanatory, but in most modern societies this isn’t really acceptable (at least butter 'em up and take them on a few dates before you put a bag over their head).
However, in traditional Roma culture, the guys quite literally bag the girl.
If one of the men is spun into a trance by a particularly beautiful woman, he will claim her as his own by taking the seat next to her and draping his blanket over her shoulders.
Each country has its own culture and rules of etiquette, manners and customs that make them unique.