New year’s Eve- magical rituals to find destiny, weather forecasts

In the ethnographic area of Botosani, on New Year’s Eve there existed and still exist today practices of finding one’s fate (counting fence stakes, descending wedding candles in fountains, burning pig hairs in fireplace, etc.). There were practices of finding how the next year will be for agriculture (onions’ calendar). There were practices of finding the health of family members in the coming year (laying spoons next to the living room walls designed with the name of each family member – the spoons stay like that all night and in the morning they check out which ones have fallen, and if they do, this means death or serious illness for the person concerned.)