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.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Taiwan - Moon

In Taiwan, children were told not to point their finger at the moon. It is believed that pointing your finger at the moon will make the guardian woman on the moon angry and cut your ears.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Italy - Child

In Italy, one should not walk over a child that is laying on the ground. It is believed that it will bring the child bad luck. Walking over someone who is laying on the floor is like someone walking over their grave.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thailand - Black

One should avoid wearing black when visiting a patient in the hospital. Black colour is associated with pain and sadness and black clothing usually worn for mourning.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Japan - Funeral Car

It is believed that in Japan, when a funeral car passes in front of you, you should hide your thumb. They believe that if thumb, which is called 'parent finger', if they don't hide them, their parents will die soon.

Monday, July 16, 2012

India - Bird Nest

In some countries, many superstitions were associated with pregnancy.  One of those superstitions coming from India says, when a bird's nest is found in a house where a pregnant woman lives, one should not remove the bird's nest.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Indonesia - Sparrow

Some people of Indonesia believe that sparrow brings good luck. If a sparrow enters your house,  it is believed that a wedding will occur soon. If a woman sees a sparrow on Valentine's Day, she will live happily marrying a poor man.

China - Ghost

In China, it is believed that whan a baby cries for no reason or when the is no one in the room, a ghost is believed to be present and the baby saw it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Denmark - New Year

In Denmark, people will save their old dishes throughout the year to be thrown on their friends and families doors on New Year's Eve. It is considered good luck to find thrown dishes on your doorstep on the next morning.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brazil - Ladder

In Brazil, it is believed that walking under a ladder is a sign of bad luck.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweden - Keys

In Sweden, it is considered bad luck to place your keys on the table. In the old days, it it believed that prostitutes will often signal their availability by leaving their room keys on the bar.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

India - Cat

In India, according to the old superstitions, it is believed that if you see cat giving birth, you will have good luck.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Philippines - Wedding Dress

In Philippines, it is considered bad luck for the bride to try on the wedding dress. It is believed that if the bride tries on the wedding dress before the big day, the wedding will not take place.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Russia - Whistling

In Russia, you should avoid whistling at home. It is believed that if you whistle at home, you will frighten the guardian angel who protect your home and you will have difficulties with money.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Malaysia - Singing

In Malaysia, especially the Malay ethnic, an unmarried girl should avoid singing in the kitchen as it is believed that she will have a very late marriage.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Poland - Handbag

It is considered bad luck for woman to put her handbag or purse on the floor. Doing that will make you broke and never have any money in it.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Indonesia - Pregnancy

Mocking at a handicapped person is always a bad thing to do. In Indonesia, it is believed that during pregnancy, mocking at a handicapped person is best to be avoided at all to prevent your child to be born disabled.

Friday, March 16, 2012

China - Turtle

Turtles symbolize longevity in China, however it is believed that keeping them in a cage or treating them as pet will bring bad luck as it will slows down your business.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

India - New Clothes

In India, it is considered bad luck to wear new clothes when going to bed. It is often associated with the fact that deceased people are cremated or buried in new clothes.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mexico - Pearl

Wearing a pearl on the wedding day means bad luck in Mexico. It is believed that if the bride wear pearls in her wedding day, she will have bad luck and tears throughout the marriage.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Brazil - Cat

Cat has been the subject of superstitions for thousand of years. In Brazil, one should never kill a cat, it is believed that if you killed a cat, you will have seven years of bad luck.

Monday, January 23, 2012

China - Dragon

In China, the Dragon is always becomes an important part of their lifestyle. It is believed that for a newlyweds couple to have good luck and a baby boy, a boy, preferably born on chinese Dragon year must roll over their matrimonial bed.

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