When someone wanted a wish come true, they asked the Angel of Buonanova (the angel of the good news) for help. After midnight, the person concerned went to the balcony or terrace and recited three Ave Maria, three Gloria to the Father and three Our Father, after a formula: “Angelo della Buonanova, as you brought Buonanova to the Virgin Mary, bring it to me” . He expected a sign in silence. If you heard a pleasant sound like a chirping or the rustling of leaves, the wish came true. On the contrary, if you listened to a noise like a horn or a scream, the desire did not come true.