Stems full of coins, it is said withdrawing money will get sick

Stalks full of coins are easily caught in Portmeirion village (Wales). This custom has existed since the 17th century and is still maintained by the people.

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Portmeirion village
 Coin is seen as a symbol of luck. In some places, people throw coins into a fountain or on the road and wish the wish will come true. Photo: F Door.
Portmeirion village
In Portmeirion village (Wales), people also have the custom of using coins for good luck. Instead of throwing into a lake, they stuffed coins into the tree trunk, creating strange shapes that make visitors come here unexpectedly. Photo: ATI.
Portmeirion village
Portmeirion village
The first wish tree was cut to make way for the locals. Shortly after, the felled trees became a symbol of hope. People began to put coins in the trunk of the tree believing that the action would drive away disease. According to records, this custom dates back to the 17th century. Photo: Alamy.
Portmeirion village
Locals are afraid of withdrawing money from tree trunks. They say this action will sow disease and disaster. If one attaches money to a tree, in addition to getting rid of disease, one can get another wish. Photo: Amusing Planet.
Portmeirion village
Wish trees are found pretty much on the trail from the Peak district to the Scottish Highlands, mostly oak or holly. This custom only applies to fallen trees. Because the first wishes tree in Portmeirion was so full, one had to look for other magic trees to sow hope. Local authorities say these wish trees attract many tourists to visit. Photo: Geograph.
Portmeirion village
The wish tree has many variations in the world. In some places, people also hang paper, wood inscriptions or red cloths to send prayers to the gods. Photo: Little London.

Stems full of coins, it is said withdrawing money will get sick Stems full of coins, it is said withdrawing money will get sick Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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