That same superstition about a broom and marriage is common in Spanish America.
Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

I Googled it!

Seems it is widespread:”Old superstition tells us you better not sweep over the feet of a person who is single. If you do that person will never marry. All hope is not gone. If that person remembers to immediately spit on the broom the “spell” is broken.”

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