When wheat brings wealth
It all starts here on December 4th, every self-respecting Marseillais plants the wheat of Saint Barbara (Patron saint of the firemen).
So what does it mean exactly? In the past, if the wheat grew well, the harvest would be plentiful and therefore wealth assured. Even today, tradition has it that if we plant the wheat in a cup, our finances will be plantiful throughout the coming year!
For the novices, here is a special tutorial called “plant your wheat of Saint Barbara”: Put cotton in a flat dish. Sprinkle it with a little water and spread the wheat over it. Water it regularly, without drowning it, so that it germinates. An ideal and easy activity to do with children!