Each country has its own superstitions.
Which only portends a misfortune will not happen in various corners of our planet! Some are afraid to Wake pepper, others never praise a baby, and others do not cut the nails after sunset. Together, let us smile on bad juju.
In Czech Republic it’s bad luck to mix beer
If you are in the Czech Republic (the first country in the world in beer consumption per capita), then pour the beer into the glass that already has beer a different sort, otherwise you will get into trouble.
In Greece Tuesday, falling on the 13th is considered a bad day
As Americans fear Friday the 13th, as the Greeks biased by Tuesday, especially if it falls on 13 th day. Perhaps this tradition marked the beginning of Tuesday 13 April 1204 (Julian calendar), when Constantinople fell under the onslaught of the crusaders. However, this is not the only black Tuesday in Greek history: Tuesday may 29, 1453 Constantinople was taken by the Ottoman Turks. One of travelers of the 19th century wrote in his notes that on Tuesdays, the Greeks even avoid shaving.
In some Latin American countries it is believed that to marry on Tuesday – unfortunately
Superstitions relating to Tuesday, is in some Latin American countries, to the extent that the film’s title “Friday the 13th” they have translated as “Tuesday the 13th”. About the dangers Tuesday approved the national saying: “En martes, ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes”, that is, “Tuesdays don’t get married, don’t go on the road and don’t leave the house”.
In South Korea, not talking down
In South Korea, children are taught not to talk or to shake off the wealth and good fortune.
In some fishing areas of China it is considered bad luck to turn over the cooked fish
According to legend, it can lead to shipwreck. Eating the top half of the fish meat from the bottom half to get the sticks.
In some parts of Europe it is believed that you can’t light a cigarette from the candle, otherwise the sailors will be in trouble
There is even such a seafaring superstition that a lit candle cigarette to the death of a sailor. Where did this superstition? Perhaps it is due to the fact that the sailors traded matches. If a match is not needed, then the sailor will not have the money.
Women in traditional communities of Rwanda do not eat goat meat
It is believed that from him the woman can grow a beard.
In Italy it’s bad luck to flip the bread
In Italy it is considered bad luck to put bread upside down, whether on the table or in a basket. The most popular explanation is that the bread represents the body of Christ and should be treated with respect.
In Sweden to put keys on the table – trouble
Why? Because in the old days, women of easy virtue thus has attracted the clients. In order to avoid misunderstandings respectable people tried to put on the table the keys, hence omen.
In Tajikistan, it is not accepted to transfer the money from hand to hands
The same applies to keys, needles, scissors. They should be put on the table so that another man could take them.
In most parts of Europe and Western part of Asia it is considered bad luck to return home from the road for a forgotten thing
If you absolutely need to return, you need to look in the mirror (and in some places also to smile) before you go out again.
In Azerbaijan spilled salt or pepper promise trouble
Be sure to begin a fight. To avoid it, you should pour sugar on top, leave for a while, and then take everything together.
Among the Pennsylvania Germans believe that a female guest in the first day of the new year brings misfortune
A belief that emerged in the early 20th century among the Pennsylvania Germans, reads: if in the new year, your first visitor will be a female, the year be unsuccessful. If a man, on the contrary. Also it is considered bad luck to change clothes or to wash between Christmas and New year (and if you change underwear between the holidays, you will certainly be covered with pimples).
In Turkey you can drink water in which was reflected the moonlight
According to the signs posted on the website of the Turkish Ministry of culture, have drunk of this water will be in trouble. However, to bathe in the moonlight you can, because on the same site it is written: “he Who bathes in the moonlight, that will Shine bright as the Moon.”
In New England of the 19th century it was considered bad luck to stumble on any object
The book, published in New England in 1896, it was said that the only way to avoid trouble is to return to the subject, and to cross him again. “If you tripped over a stone, go and touch him” — stated in the text.
In Serbia it is impossible to praise baby
Instead, you must say the baby is ugly.
One of us will take early 20th century, all cloth before moving it is necessary to burn
The same goes for rags for cleaning. Thus, all miseries, which you wiped, you will not go with you to a new home.
According to Welsh tradition of the 19th century, a bad omen was considered to cut the nails baby up to 6 months
And the consequences have ranged from the troubles in General to promise that this child will grow up a thief. Not to cut nails of the baby, the mother had them biting.
In some Asian countries, to cut your nails after sundown – trouble
The alleged explanations range from the practical – in the dark you can get hurt – to the mystical – separation of the nail in the dark can attract evil spirits.
In some countries of the Middle East not to click scissors just
It’s hard to say what it can be connected.
In New Zealand to hear the cry of the snipe from the wrong side – to trouble
In New Zealand there is a superstition that the cry of a snipe over the right shoulder brings good luck, and left shoulder – trouble.
In Germany you don’t have to congratulate happy birthday in advance
This is considered a bad omen. Some of the Germans very clearly depict the challenges ahead: “My grandmother used to say that children will be blue”.
In some parts of Africa the owl is the symbol of grief
It is believed that the appearance of this bird promises bad news, trouble, sickness or even death. Some people believe that owls transmit the curse.
In Argentina it is not customary to drink watermelon wine
According to popular rumors, it can lead to death. Well, or just indigestion.
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