Spit Over Your Shoulder

In Kyrgyzstan, people don’t talk about their plans which have not been realized yet because they think good luck will be lost. If you talk about your plans or hopes, you need to immediately spit over your left shoulder.

In the past, people believed two angels lived behind a person; a white angel lived behind the person’s right shoulder; a black angel was behind his left shoulder. People thought spitting would keep the black angel from getting angry, and then he would not destroy their plans.

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