Valentine’s Day, the ultimate day of love. When it comes to finding a partner for life sometimes you get lucky and randomly meet that partner.

However, other people may have superstitions that they swear by that helped them find their forever person and an online article is spilling the tea!

Yup, sports fans aren’t the only people with superstitions. Valentine’s Day is packed with more superstitions than you might think.

Whether you're waiting for cupid's arrow or just looking for a bit of extra luck in love, these traditions are worth a shot!

Here’s a list of the 10 Valentine’s Day Superstitions You Can Try This Year:

  1. Early Bird Gets the Groom: This superstition suggests that the first bird you see on Valentine’s Day could reveal clues about your future partner's financial status. For example, spotting a goldfinch might symbolize a wealthy partner, while a sparrow could indicate someone less financially well-off.
  1. Ghostly Romance: This tradition combines Halloween and Valentine’s Day by encouraging daring individuals to visit a graveyard at midnight on February 13th. The goal? To run around the church twelve times, chanting a specific poem, in hopes of seeing a ghostly vision of their future spouse.
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  1. The Rose Code: Different colors of roses carry different meanings in the language of flowers. For instance, red roses symbolize eternal love, while pink roses represent admiration. By paying attention to the color of the roses you receive on Valentine’s Day, you might uncover hidden messages about your relationship.
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  1. Apple of Your Destiny: According to this superstition, twisting the stem of an apple while reciting potential spouses' names will reveal the name of your future partner when the stem snaps. Additionally, cutting the apple in half and counting the seeds can supposedly predict how many children you'll have.
  2. Dreamy Herbs and Eggs: Placing rosemary under your pillow or consuming a salt-filled egg on Valentine’s Day Eve was believed to bring dreams of your future spouse. These quirky rituals were thought to offer glimpses into romantic destiny.
  3. Anonymous Admirers: In Victorian times, it was considered unlucky to sign your name on a Valentine's Day card. Instead, people signed with 'XOXO' or opted for anonymity, adding an element of mystery and intrigue to the holiday.
  4. Dawn Divinations: Watching for signs at dawn, such as the first person you see or the number of animals you spot, could offer insights into your future marriage. It’s a whimsical way to start the day with a touch of romance.
  5. Clover in Your Shoe: Finding a four-leaf clover in your shoe on Valentine’s Day was believed to bring extraordinary luck in love, potentially leading you straight to your soulmate.
  6. Squirrel Scares: Encountering a squirrel on Valentine’s Day was thought to symbolize a marriage to someone thrifty or frugal. This superstition advises avoiding these furry creatures to steer clear of tightwads.
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  1. Wear Your Heart: In medieval times, men and women participated in a romantic raffle where they pinned the names of eligible singles to their sleeves for a week. This playful tradition often led to unexpected matches and whirlwind romances.

So this Valentine’s Day, why not sprinkle a little superstition into your love life? Who knows, it might just lead you to your happily ever after!

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