Happy Friday the 13th !
Thursday 12 July 2012 23 °C
In order to celebrate this Friday the 13th, the last one before we leave, here are a few superstitions from countries we plan on visiting:
-Buying metal or leather on Saturday brings bad luck.
-Sneezing 3 times when someone leaves home for work brings bad luck. Sneezing a 4th time will cancel the "curse".
-Bumping your head with someone's head means a black dog will bite you. Doing it a 2nd time will cancel the bad luck.
-If a girl eats directly from the cooking pan while cooking a meal, it will rain on her wedding.
-Seeing an elephant is good luck; seeing and hearing a peacock song is bad.
-A string of lemon and peppers hanging at the entrance of a house or shop chases the evil eye.
-You shouldn’t be whistling in a house
-You shouldn’t go forward on a road without hurling three stones across if you see a cat cross that road first
-You shouldn’t leap over a broom
-Monday – cannot buy new clothes
-Tuesday – if you’re going out of town, you shouldn’t come back on Saturday
-Wednesday – you shouldn’t be buying cooking oil
-Thursday – if you are a woman who’s not a widow, you shouldn’t be washing your hair
-Friday – you shouldn’t be eating meat
-Saturday – if you went out of town on Tuesday, you shouldn’t come back
-Sunday – if you leave the house together as a trio, you shouldn’t be going your separate ways to separate places
-If you sneeze, it means that someone is speaking well of you.
-With certain gifts like scarves or combs, the receiver must immediately give something back to the giver - like money or other compensation - or else it's bad luck
-If it rains during a wedding, it means prosperity and happiness for the newlyweds.
-If the bowls and dishes in your house are chipped, throw them away. If you keep them, your family will get poor.
-Don’t hit your chopsticks against the bowl because it is bad luck.
-Don’t put your head where people sat because you will get dumber.
-If you dream of poop it means you will get money.
-Number 4 is bad luck
-An unmarried girl should avoid singing in the kitchen as it is believed that she will have a very late marriage.
-Shaking your legs when you sit is like kicking your wealth away
-A twitching right eye means there’s a chance of visiting someone close from far.
-A twitch on the left eye means they will cry.
THAILAND:-If you make jokes when eating a ghost will steal your rice
-Do not throw money away because you will lose your finger
-Bite your shoes before you wear them for the first time to prevent them from biting your feet
-Your finger will fall off if you point at a rainbow
-Do not taste food with a large serving spoon because it will make your child ugly