People in Malta have rather interesting tradition celebrating a child’s first birthday. The tradition is called Quccija (Choosing). Local people believe that it predicts child’s future.
Several object are laid on the floor. Each object has symbolic meaning. Such objects are pen for a writer, a measuring tape for tailor or seamstress, a rosary for a religious person, a hard boiled egg meaning a house full of things, money for an accountant or generally business person, a thermometer for a doctor, a piece of gold for a person who likes jewellery. Some other objects can be added too.
After all the objects are laid a child is put in front of them. The object child touches first will be dominant in her or his life.