Person who picked them, if any, must have no clue how they got into water. If she hears a cock (male chicken) first, she will get married and if she hears a hen first, poor thing is supposed to come next year again. Andrew is that girls baked fresh bread and put a piece of it in front of a dog.The piece eaten as the first by dog showed which girl is gonna get married first. Slovak love is the same like American, Turkish, Spanish, Eskimo or Swahili. It’s only the manifestation of your love that is based on your culture and background. Feeling described by the word love hits everyone the same. When you are in love it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from.However, our customs and traditions to express our feeling are bit different and unique. Rules between girls and guys, guys and guys or girls and girls got mixed up.Early in the spring boys go to the forest where they cut down a tree, mostly a young birch.They decorate the tree with long and colourful ribbons and build it up in front of the girl’s house. This was done every night before the first day of May.
This was not any official engagement, it was more a private try out that was supposed to save you a public humiliation in the case the bride family says no.The name on the last paper was the name of your future husband.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.I would say the general rule for expressing love in Slovak is, or used to be, that it’s up to a guy.Girls usually passively waited to be picked out of the crowd.