Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hawaii - Wallet

It is considered bad luck to give an empty wallet or purse as a gift, because if you do, it will cause financial difficulties to the one receiving the wallet. It is advisable to include some amount of money in the wallet before giving it to someone.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Germany - Candle

In Germany, it is considered bad luck for German sailors if someone lights his cigarette with candle.

In the old days, during bad weather or when they were not at sea, German sailor would make matches and sell them in the local bars to support their life. If the locals lit their cigarette with candle, then the sailor could make their living by selling matches.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Korea - Spirit

A popular belief in Korea is that when someone dies, their spirit or soul will stay around for six weeks. Do not talk bad about them, they will hear it. If you missed the chance to say goodbye to them before they die, you still have the time before their spirit gone forever.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Germany - Burying Dog

In Germany, traditionally, when their dog dies, they usually bury the dog body under the door step. It is believed that the dog's ghost will protect their house from thieves.

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