25 of the strangest superstitions from around the world

Who among us, even if we are from a number of not very superstitious people, did not flinch when he discovered Friday, the 13th on the calendar, and did not doubt whether to go the way, which the black cat ran across? In the world there are many equally funny and stupid superstitions - for each culture of their own. In this post - the 25 most strange superstitions of the world!

1. Spain

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In Spain, they believe that the “bad day” is Tuesday, the 13th, not Friday, the 13th. "Tuesday" in Spanish - "Martes", "the day of Mars", which in the Middle Ages was considered the embodiment of evil.

2. China

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In China, 4 is considered an unlucky number, since the word "four" is very similar to the word "death." Some buildings do not even have a fourth floor.

3. Egypt

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In Egypt, owls are considered “unlucky” animals: it is believed that they bring bad news to those who see or hear them.

4. Russia

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In Russia, they consider that if you carry an empty bucket or even just met a person with an empty bucket, this is a bad sign. Perhaps the roots of this superstition is that the attempt on Tsar Alexander II was made by a man with an empty bucket.

5. Rwanda

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In Rwanda, women are taught that you can not eat goat meat - supposedly from it grow facial hair.

6. Finland

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In Finland (and in some other countries) it is believed that to kill a spider is to the rain.

7. Senegal

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In Senegal, they say that it’s worth keeping your travel plans with you — if you tell someone about them, the plans will be upset one way or another.

8. Malaysia

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In Malaysia, they believe that if you sit on a pillow for a long time, your back and buttocks will be covered with boils and boils.

9. France

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The French believe that stepping on dog excrement with the left foot is lucky, with the right foot leading to bad luck.

10. Turkey

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In some parts of Turkey, they believe that if you chew gum in the evening, it will turn into a rotten fish.

11. Germany

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In Germany, they are afraid of clinking glasses with water - it is believed that in this way you wish death to the one with whom you drink.

12. South Korea

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In South Korea, it is believed that to leave a closed room included fan, when you sleep - deadly. In South Korea, the fan is turned on only with an open window.

13. Brazil

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In Brazil, you can not put the bag on the floor, otherwise the purse owner of the bag will become poor.

14. Denmark

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In Denmark, they store broken dishes all year round and put them under the doors of friends and relatives on New Year's Eve. It is believed that the more under the doors there will be porcelain, the happier the year will be.

15.North America

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In North America, it is considered a bad omen if you stepped on a crack. In some places they even believe that this will cause your mother to break her back.

16. Portugal

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In Portugal, they do not go backwards - so the devil can remember your steps.

17. Egypt

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In Egypt, a very bad sign - to click with scissors, without cutting anything. It's even worse to leave them open! So you "cut" the evil spirits in the air, from which they go crazy and angry even more.

18. Bulgaria

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Here they believe that if bird excrement falls on you - this is a happy sign!

19. Italy

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In Italy, many people are afraid of Friday, the 17th, since the Roman numeral XVII consists of the same letters that the Latin word VIXI - “My life is over”.

20. Spain

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In Spain they are afraid to enter the room with the left foot.

21. India

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In India, it is considered a bad omen to wash your hair or cut your hair on Thursdays and Saturdays, as well as cut your nails on Tuesday, Saturday or at night.

22. Netherlands

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In the Netherlands, singing at the dinner table is considered singing for the devil. To lend salt to a neighbor’s dinner is also a bad omen.

23. Nigeria

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In Nigeria, you can not kiss a child in the lips, otherwise he will grow up stupid.

24. United States

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In Vermont, in many houses built in the 19th century, there is a "witch window" to keep witches away from home. It is believed that a witch can not fly into a window open at an angle.

25. Sweden

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In Sweden, people very carefully choose which hatch to step on. Step on the hatch marked A - to love and happiness, with the marking K - to a broken heart and setbacks on the love front.


Date: 09.10.2018, 11:29 / Views: 42551

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