Saturday, July 20, 2013

France - Bread

The French believe that handling a loaf of bread upside-down or placing it upside-down on the table will brings hunger and bad luck to both the giver and the recipient.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

India - Death

It is believed that in India, when there is a birth or death in the family, the family members should not go to a temple or light a lamp at home, for 15 days. For death, they don't attend any marriages and do not celebrate any festivals for a year.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Russia - Table

There is a belief that unmarried people should avoid sitting at the corner of the table. They will find difficulties finding their life partner and will not get married.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Germany - Roof Tiles

One superstition held in Germany that if someone has difficulty dying, one may ease the process by lifting up three tiles on the roof.

Monday, December 17, 2012

China - White

In China, the colour white is associated with death/mourning. It is best to avoid sending invitations or flowers in white, money in a white envelopes are called 'pak kum' usually given to the family of the deceased to help with the funeral cost.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Russia - Fire

In Russia, sick animals were driven through fires or driven over the places where the fires burned the next morning to cure them from diseases.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Japan - Sleep

In Japan, it is believed that you'll have a short life if you sleep at night with your head facing north. It is customary that Japanese corpses are laid with their head facing north during 'wake' ceremony.

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