In most wedding traditions, the bride throws a perfectly good bouquet of flowers over her shoulder to a crowd of single women. Tradition states that whoever catches it will be the next to wed. Czech folklore puts a little spin on this tradition, trading in the bouquet for a shoe and changing the setting from a wedding to Christmas time. According to Czech customs, a girl will throw a shoe over her shoulder, much like the concept of the bouquet; but instead of being thrown to a crowd of single women, it’s tossed to an empty room. If the shoe points towards the door, the girl is said to be wed within the year. What says “Merry Christmas” like a future of love and happiness?