My grandmother used to write something over the front door...

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Question: My grandmother used to write something over the front door on the feast of the Epiphany for good luck. Do you know what it might have been?

Answer: According to one old Epiphany ritual, you can bring good luck by using chalk to write the number of the new year over the door with the initials of the three wise men (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar) in the middle. For example, for good luck in year 2019, you would write,
“20 C M B 19.”