Wishing on a Wishbone
Hello everyone, hope you all have a great day. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we decided to make today’s post about wishing on the ole’ wishbone. Come on you all have done it, and probably still do.
In all customs having to do with wishbones, it is taboo to put a finger on the head of the bone to give yourself a better grip. The person thus applying unfair leverage invalidates any wish he or she would make. In some areas, the wish automatically transfers to the other person. I can honestly say I have never done that, it’s cheating!!!
Two people should each grasp one end of a chicken or turkey wishbone. Each person pulls on the wishbone while making a wish. The one who gets the larger piece of bone (the one with the head on it) will get his or her wish. The wish must not be told to anyone. This tradition is common in the United States and elsewhere.
Another tradition in some places says that the person who gets the shortest piece will be the first to marry.
Wait for the wishbone of any fowl (chicken, duck, quail, turkey, etc.) to dry. Two people then grasp the bone and snap it. The one getting the piece with the head on it must quickly say lucky break and make a silent wish.
Two people each grasp one end of the wishbone and make a silent wish as they pull and twist the bone until it breaks. The person who gets the larger piece will get their wish; the other person must tell what their own wish was. This tradition is common of New Jersey.
A wishbone should be dried in the Sun and kept for a long time. Touch it any time you want to make a wish. This is common in Italy.
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