Traditions for St. John the Baptist in Abruzzo
In Pianella and San Salvo two due thistles are slightly burned, one is kept inside and the other placed to the night dew: if the latter appears in better health in the morning, the girl will marry a foreigner.
Another common custom was for girls to place under their pillow three broad beans: one completely peeled, another just half- peeled, and a third non peeled one. On the morning of the 24th the girl would blindly choose one of the beans: if the peeled one, she would marry a poor man, if the half-peeled, her husband would be neither poor nor rich, if the non-peeled one the husband would be very rich.
Celebrations in Civitella Roveto
Celebrations in Bisegna and Trasacco
St. John's Fires
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