The sprouting grains of wheat are used to decorate the table at Christmas, and or the creche (nativity scene.) Plates of growing wheat are in shops, homes, schools... Everyone in France has a mini wheat field growing, even at the post office.
After Epiphany Annie use to take hers and plants it in a nearby wheat field, she said that is also, part of the tradition.
French Husband came in while I was taking photos of the wheat grain, he asked what I was doing...
After I told him he said, "You forgot the most important part!"
"What did I forget Smarty Pants?"
"The last step. You must kiss over the wheat for good fortune."
I shook my head no, "Annie never mentioned that."
I am not sure how true this part of the tradition is, but it sure makes the process more fun. And I never say no to kissing.
(I look like a horse ready to eat the wheat grains...)
What Christmas traditions are you following, or breaking?
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