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Wishbone

To have a wish come true using a wishbone, two people make a wish (don’t tell or it won’t come true), then one person takes hold of each end of the bone and on...

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Walking Over a Grave

Do not walk over someone who is lying on the ground, it’s like walking over their grave. When you shiver for no reason, it means someone is walking over the ground where you will...

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Knocking on Wood

Knocking on wood is believed to be calling on spirits who can protect us from misfortune. These spirits are believed to live in the trees and by knocking on anything made of wood, we...

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Windows

All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave.

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Weddings and Marriage

The keyword “marriage” is tagged in many superstitions on the site. Find those posts HERE Day of the Wedding and During the Ceremony: Good luck Ukrainian: If it rains on your wedding day you...

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Whistling

Ukrainians believe that if you whistle indoors you will bring bad luck to that place. A Russian superstition says you can’t whistle in the house or car, as they believe that you are whistling...

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Wren

A dead wren in your pocket will keep you safe at sea.

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Woodpecker

Expect a visitor if you hear a woodpecker picking on a tree in your neighborhood.

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Knock on Wood

Ancient people believed that evil spirts lived in trees. To scare them away they would hit the tree. This is where our custom of “knocking on wood” comes from – to hope that bad...