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Youthful Aspirants for the Favours of Cupid

YOUTHFUL ASPIRANTS FOR THE FAVOURS OF CUPID

A quaint vintage custom is observed in the Baja district of Southern Hungary. On certain days the unmarried women and girls, carrying vases of flowers and cooking utensils, go into the fields to prepare a meal for the men-workers. The flowers and fruit are presented, and if a man fancies a particular girl he hands her a large lump of sugarloaf as a token of their betrothal