- Pouring hot wax through key hole into the water - this is the most popular way in Poland to guess profession of your husband-to-be. Basically, you pour hot wax through keyhole into cold water, then you use your imagination to guess what shows the waxy shape. Also, you can put a shadow of that shape on the wall to help yourself with guessing.
- Lining up shoes - all participants have to line their shoes up towards the door in a straight line, starting at the end of the room. Then the last person takes their shoe to the begging of the line, and so on. That one whose shoe will cross the door is believed to get married first!
- Peeling an apple - take big apple, and try to make the longest peel you can. Then take that peel and throw it behind your back. Shape of the peel corresponds with first letter of your true love’s name.
- Four cups - You hide a coin, a ring and a leaf under three cups, and leave one cup empty. Then you shuffle all four of them and pick up one. The Coin means you will be wealthy next year, the ring that you will get married soon, the leaf - beginning of new love. If there is nothing under your cup, then sadly, nothing will change in your life!
There were many more ways of foretelling your future, including eating salty herings without drinking any water the next day, sleeping with bones under pillow… but I will leave them for next year’s Andrzejki!
Nowadays Andrzejki are just another occasion to have fun with friends and to keep the tradition alive :-)