Happy the ear of wheat day!
This is a very old, “Christian” (they misspelled pagan, there), Portuguese tradition.
Today, we pick up (or buy) a bouquet of wild flowers containing the following:
- Olive branch for olive oil, light and peace
- Marigolds for fortune
- Ears of wheat (even if wild) for bread
- Rosemary for health and strength
- Poppies for love and life
- Vine for wine and joy
You keep it behind your door for a year. For success and prosperity, for health and strength, for luck, for happiness and love…
In 2 Winters, when you already have a new bouquet of wild flowers, you may burn in your fireplace this year’s bouquet, for good luck.
May your bouquets of wild flowers bring you what you need in life.