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Superstitions from Around the World

October 30, 2018

 

Happy Tuesday and welcome to a new Blogtober post. Today we'll be traveling across the world in search of the most intriguing superstitions. Superstitions are connected to history and culture. Every country in the world has a set of beliefs that have been passed on for many years. Families have their own particular beliefs as well.

 

As Halloween approaches, I thought it would be very interesting to do a little research and try to find a list of superstitions from different parts of the world. This comes to show that it doesn't matter if we live five thousand miles away, at the end of the day, our humanity and sense of connection makes us more similar than different. 

 

So let's dive right in and read all about the strangest and most intriguing superstitions from around the world.

 

Lithuania

 

• The noise made if someone whistles indoors is believed to summon demons.

 

• A blemish on your nose means someone has fallen in love with you.

Turkey

 

• If you feel an itch in your right hand, it  means you'll come into some money but if the itch is felt in your left hand, it means you'll lose money.

 

• When a person chews gum at night, they are chewing the flesh of the dead.

Italy

 

• If an owl enters your house, someone from your family will die.

 

• It’s considered bad luck to lay bread upside down, either on a table or in a basket.

Portugal

 

• Walking backwards is bad luck. If you do, you're showing the devil which way you're going.

 

• If your left ear warms up, it means someone is gossiping about you.

Spain

 

• Do not to bring a used broom from your previous house to your new house, or it will bring misfortune.

 

• Walking into a room with your left foot will bring you bad luck.

Japan

 

• If you pass a graveyard, you must tuck your thumbs, in order to protect your parents.

 

• If you sleep with your head facing North, you will have a short life.

Mexico

 

• If a black moth enters the house you have to sweep it out immediately or someone will die shortly after.

 

• If someone is sweeping and they brush the feet of a single man or woman,  they will never get married.

Brazil

 

• Placing your handbag on the floor makes you become poor.

 

• Knocking three times on wood is believed to ward off bad fortune.

United Kingdom

 

• Saying the words "rabbit", "rabbits" and/or "white rabbits" aloud upon waking on the first day of a month, is said to bring good luck.

 

• Don’t open an umbrella indoors; it will bring bad luck to you.

 

• If a black cat crosses your way it is a sign of bad luck.

United States

 

• Finding a penny on the ground, especially if it is heads facing up, is considered a sign of good luck.

 

• If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.

 

• Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day.

That is all for today's post. I hoped you enjoyed reading about the different superstitions from around the world. Let me know in the comments down below from what country are you from and what are some superstitions that are part of your culture? If you enjoyed this post, give it a like and share it with others. Thank you so much for reading.

 

Until next time.

 

 

 

 

 

If you've missed my previous Blogtober posts you can visit www.faerielifestyle.com/blogtober to catch up on all the cozy Autumnal posts I have shared.

 

I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.

Babe Ruth
 

 

 

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