Friday, July 25, 2008

Russia - Newborn Baby

Don’t show your newborn baby to strangers until after forty days. They are waiting for their soul to arrive and they may take on another’s soul or energy during that time.

Iceland - Winter Knitting

In late winter it is forbidden to knit on the doorstep, as that is known to lengthen the winter.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nigeria - Broom

In Nigeria, a man hit with a broom becomes impotent unless he retaliates seven times with the same broom.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Ukraine - Pregnancy

To avoid bad luck. One should not prepare a room for a baby, and buy cloth during pregnancy. The baby should be born first.

Russia - Walking Under Lightposts

Old street lights in Russia consisted of two posts 'leaning' against each other. One should not walk under them.

India - Bride's Fortune

A new bride is judged by the fortunes or misfortunes that occur in her new family for a year after marriage. She enters her new home putting her right foot first.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Phillippines - Visiting the dead

When you pay a visit to a dead person, usually at their family home, and then going back after that. Never go back straight to your home, it is believed that the spirit of the death will follow you and stay at your home.

So...on the way home, go to some place else, either resting or eating out before reaching home, so that the spirit will be left there.

Taiwan - Wedding

If a woman serves as a bridesmaid more than twice, she will have bad luck.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Chile - New Year's Luck

You must eat lentils immediately after New Year's eve if you want the upcoming year to be a lucky one!

Japan - Unlucky Numbers

Number 4 is pronounced as shi in Japanese, which means "death.'' Number 9 is pronounced as ku in Japanese, which means "pain". These two numbers considered as unlucky. Hospitals usually have neither 4th nor 9th floors.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Superstitions and the reasons

Some people believe in superstition and practice their daily life following do's and dont's. Some people just disregard those superstitions and do whatever they wanted to. Some even never heard of any superstition.

Well..., in the old days, superstitions were cerated with reason, usually good reason for their children. Usually, children tend to disobey their parents, so the parents will make up stories so that the children will follow their advice and this traditions go on and on through generations.

From around the world, I'll find the most interesting and unique superstitions and compile it here. So keep looking....

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