Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chile - Hiking

In Chile, there is a belief that it is customary when you are hiking through the desert, you have to pour some of your drinking water on the ground before you drink any yourself to avoid bad luck. This is considered as a tribute to Pachamama, the spirit of Earth in order to have a safe journey.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ukraine - Broom

In Ukraine, people believed that broom should always kept upward in a corner of the house. The reason is that it would turn away the evil eye and bring wealth to the family in the house.

Britain - Coal

In Britain, it is considered as tradition to give someone coal as a New Year's gift, carrying a piece of coal in your pocket will also brings good luck or make the bad luck go away.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vietnam - Business

In Vietnam, there is a belief that when you're going somewhere on a business trip, you have to try to avoid seeing a woman first. It is considered bad luck for your your business if you do see a woman first as you go out your door or on the way. It is advisable that you postpone the trip to another time.

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