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April 24 – St Mark’s Eve and divination

24th April is St Mark’s Eve, a night that was all about maidens divining their future husband.

One way you can do this is to fast from sunset and then during the night bake a cake containing containing an eggshell full of salt, wheat meal, and barley meal. Once the cake is baked, you need to place it on the table to cool and open your front door. You then wait for a man to come in and turn the cake, he’s your future husband.

Here's a video I did on St Mark's Eve that goes into more detail:

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April 24 – St Mark’s Eve and divination