By making the sign of the Christian faith with our fingers, evil spirits would be prevented from destroying our chances of good fortune.
If you cross your fingers when you make a promise, you don’t have to keep the promise or didn’t really mean what you said.
- If the palm of your right hand is itchy, then it foretells that money is coming to you, but don’t scratch it as that stops the money from coming!
- If it’s your left palm that is itchy, then scratch away, as that means that you’ll soon be paying out money.
- If hands are crossed at the table while passing a dish, a wedding will follow. The top hand belongs to the person who will be married. Pennsylvania.
- Ukrainian: It’s bad luck to shake hands over a doorway.
- If four persons cross hands in shaking hands on taking leave, one will marry before the year is out. Prince Edward Island, Eastern Massachusetts, and New York.