Will You Put a Spoon Under Your Pillow to Make it Snow?
There's nothing like waking up to a big snow and the word that school is closed.
Can you help make it happen?
There are several superstitions that people (and their kids) have exercised over the years to coax out some major snowfalls.
One of these, is the idea that you put a spoon under your pillow before you go to bed. (Until this week, I never heard of this!)
Other people take part in a Snow Dance!
Some other rituals, according to Wikipedia:
Wearing one’s pajamas inside out when going to bed the night before potential snowfall. This is sometimes also accompanied by wearing the pajamas backwards.
Flushing ice cubes down the toilet. Most prefer ice cubes rather than crushed ice. There are many other traditions that include ice cubes such as throwing them into a pond or lake in hopes of the water freezing over, throwing shaved ice cubes at a tree, and tossing ice into one’s front yard.
Other snow rituals include walking backwards to bed, placing a snowball or a white crayon in the freezer, running around the kitchen table five times, and chanting “I want it to snow” three times in a row. All of these superstitions are to help influence the temperature to drop and for snow to fall