Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ireland - Christmas

This is a superstition about Christmas In Ireland, there is a belief that the gates of Heaven will open at midnight on Christmas Eve. For all the people who die on Christmas Day, they will go straight to Heaven.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poland - Christmas

In Poland, superstition plays a major part in celebrating Christmas. One of the superstitions is weather, the weather during Christmas predicts the weather for the rest of the following year. When it snows, it is believed as a sign of happiness, but if it rains, the following year will be a rainy one.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Greece - Christmas

In Greece, there is a belief of creatures called Kallikantzaroi playing pranks or make havoc of the home during the twelve days of Christmas, between Christmas itself and Epiphany on January 6th. In order to keeps the creatures away, some people burn their old shoes which produce a nasty smell to keep the Kallikantzaroi from entering by the chimney.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sri Lanka - Newborn

In Sri Lanka, there is a belief where a piece of gold is mixed with the mother's milk and then placed on a newborn's tongue. It is said that this act will bring good wealth and fortune to the baby.

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