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The Wedding

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Before the wedding, girls would carry out various prophetic and forecasting practices. On Clean Monday they’d fast and when the evening came they’d make a savory spiraled pastry with three tablespoons of flour and three tablespoons of salt. They’d then bake it in the fireplace and they’d eat it before bedtime believing that in their sleep they’d see the man they’d marry. During the first full moon of March the girls would take a handkerchief, run three times around the house and then throw the handkerchief in the air without turning their head. They believed that the man they’d see in their sleep that night would become their husband. On June 24th, the Holy Day of St John the Baptist, they’d scorch three roses in an oil lantern, while assigning a young man’s name to each rose. At night they’d leave the roses out on a random lawn. They believed that the name assigned to the rose that flourished would be that of their future partner. They also used to place under their pillow sugar coated almonds from a wedding or a little leftover wheat from the κόλλυβα (koliva) of St. Theodore, so that their future husband would be revealed to them in their dream.