A wishing tree is believed to make wishes come true - a belief, custom that is shared in many countries across the world.
Personally i got married under a beautiful wishing tree..
I belive is a very beautifull way to send your prayers out there to the cosmos and have faith...YOu have to belive what you want to belive...but sometimes in life its nescesary belive in just little magic..
Yoko Ono: "As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece of thin paper and tie it around the branch of a tree. Trees in temple courtyards were always filled with people's wish knots, which looked like white flowers blossoming from afar."
The Wish Tree has been a part of many exhibitions by Yoko Ono since the 1990s
In Scotland they have an alternative to this custom, nailing coins to the tree
Tibetan have similar tradicion but with their tibetan prayers flag.
The colors of the Tibetan Prayer Flags symbolize the five elements:
blue-wind, white-water, red-fire, green-space and yellow-earth.
The "Windhorse Prayer Flag" contain phrases requesting good health and fortune. Surrounding the printed invocation and central image of the wind horse design are four power animals, the tiger, snowlion mythic eagle known as garuda, and the thunder dragon. They represent the four qualities that must be cultivated by the spiritual warrior.
The raising of this flag helps one in having good fortune, health and happiness.
*Make a wish
Write it down on a piece of paper
Fold it and tie it around a branch of a Wish Tree
Ask your friends to do the same
Until the branches are covered with wishes*