All the bits of strange your grandparents lived by & warned you about.



If you fall up stairs, you will have a new beau. Tumble up stairs and you’ll not get married within the year. (Hence old maids were formerly said to be careful how they went...



If your apron string becomes loosened, your true love is thinking of you.  New York. If your apron drops off, you’ll lose your beau. The same is true if you lose your garter.  Stevens...



Some people maintain the superstitious belief that when a part of your body is itchy and you feel like you need to scratch it, someone or something is trying to tell you something. This...



Never put shoes on the bed, it will bring about a death in your family. Don’t put shoes on the table, it’s bad luck and is symbolic of hanging. Don’t give your partner shoes...



It’s said that salt represents friendship, so when you spill salt, you might lose a friend, but you can avoid it by throwing a pinch with your left hand over your left shoulder. Salt...

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If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.

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It is unlucky to: It’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors. Give or be given an umbrella Leave your umbrella at home Put an umbrella on the table Have a black umbrella on...



All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave. Keep your bedroom windows shut on November first. In Spain, people always keep their bedroom windows shut on...


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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See also Sneezing Ukrainian: If your nose itches you will be drinking that night.