Attention Single Ladies! Today is The Feast of St. Thomas
For those of us singletons who may be in need of some divine intervention, today is the day for you. Traditionally, The Feast of St. Thomas is celebrated on December 21st and is the day dedicated to completing your Christmas preparations. I find it extremely fitting that this year the feast falls on the last Saturday before Christmas! However, you might be wondering what this has to do with being single. Well, in Austria it is believed that if a woman follows a few simple steps before she goes to bed on the night of The Feast of St. Thomas she will dream about her future husband.
Before I lay out the steps I do want to mention that while I originally learned of this tradition from a Hallmark movie, I have checked several different resources and the tradition seems to be legit.
How to Dream About Your Future Husband on the Feast of St. Thomas:
1. Climb into bed using a step-stool (I guess they traditionally have tall beds in Austria?)
2. Removed your shoes (Maybe the floors are cold there too)
3. In the Hallmark movie she spins around three times after removing her shoes, however many sources I have found that explain The Feast of St. Thomas ritual exclude this step so it’s your call!
4. Throw the shoes at your bedroom door, toes first
5. Sleep with your head at the foot of the bed
Follow all of these instructions and you may dream of the man you are destined to marry. Part of me thinks the result could be terrifying, but I may still give it a try. I don’t necessarily want to be a half-drunk, single bridesmaid for the rest of my life.
If the above method is not to your liking, you may also try selecting a young rooster while a brood of chicks are sleeping. There is also the English tradition of sleeping with a peeled onion wrapped in a handkerchief under your head. The thought of having an onion under my head all night sounds disgusting and quite uncomfortable, but to each their own.
I hope this gives you some insight into the wonders that The Feast of St. Thomas may hold. Be sure to let me know if it works! Happy Dreaming!
If you are a fan of Lifetime and Hallmark movies (or more likely, a person who watches them because they are so bad they are good) then you might enjoy a podcast my friend Stephanie and I do, Lifemark: A Made For TV Movie. Fair warning, we basically go through the movies and talk about all the ridiculous things in them, also this is not family friendly- adult language is used, because we are adults talking about crazy movies.