Superstition

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A horseshoe nailed above a doorway is a good luck charm if it looks like a U.
A black cat can be considered good luck or bad luck.

There are many superstitions believed in around the world. Most people believe superstitions to be complete nonsense while others live their lives avoiding black cats, looking for four leaf clovers and avoiding mirrors.

Good luck[change | change source]

  • Crossing fingers for good luck
  • Knocking three times on wood after mentioning good fortune
  • Throwing a pinch of salt over the left shoulder after spilling salt
  • A horseshoe hung above the doorway
  • A four leaf clover
  • Say white rabbit on the first day of each month.
  • Itchy hand, you win money
  • If a bird does droppings on you it is good luck
  • Walk an even number of steps on a pavement
  • Finding the end of a rainbow
  • Touching wood
  • Black cat crossing the road

Bad luck[change | change source]

  • To break a mirror means 7 years bad luck
  • Opening an umbrella inside the house
  • Walking under a ladder
  • Friday the 13th, the unluckiest day
  • A bird in the house is a sign of a death
  • To put new shoes on the table
  • To split the pole while walking
  • Crossed knives on the table
  • Stepping on a crack pavement
  • To have round doorknobs on your bathroom door.
  • To not place your knife and fork next to each other on your plate after a meal

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