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11-8-2020, 10:20 UTC
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Fish scale for good luck

Carp is a traditional Christmas meal. People used to keep a few scales, wash them well and let them dry between sheets of paper to stay flat. When the landlady lays the table for the Christmas dinner, she puts a scale under each plate for everyone to put in his or her purse. It is believed that if you keep the fish scale until the following Christmas, you will never lack money throughout the year.



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