If you're in the market for a man, December 4th is the day to start your quest - it's Saint Barbara's Day.

Never heard of Saint Barbara's Day?

That's the day, according to tradition, you're suppose to place a twig from a cherry tree in a glass of water.  If it blooms by Christmas Eve, you're certain to marry the following year.

The hard part might be finding a cherry tree twig this time of the year.

And no word if it also works for guys.