Fāl-gūsh

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Fāl-gūsh or fāl-gōsh (Persian: فالگوش‎) is the act of standing in a dark corner spot or behind a fence and listening to the conversations of passersby and trying to interpret their statements or the subject of their dialogue as an answer to one's questions. Iranians believe that certain days are especially good for divination. During the last Wednesday of the year, the Chahārshanbe Suri; divination, especially by listening to the conversations of the passers by and interpreting that which is heard (fālgūsh) as a sign is quite common. Fortunetellers, (fālgīr), who are mostly gypsies, are still active in some parts of Iran.[1]

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  1. ^ OMIDSALAR, MAHMOUD. "DIVINATION". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2009-04-05.