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



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...

Leaves 0


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

Umbrella 0


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...

Windows 0


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

Weddings and Marriage 0

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...

Nose 0


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

Whistling 0


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...

Dishes 0


Ukranian: Breaking a dish is good luck.



Ukrainians believe that if you have the hiccups, someone is thinking of you. If you are having hiccups, your true love is thinking of you. Reader Submitted by Bonny F. Ottawa, IL Cures: Take...

Flowers 0


Ukrainian: Never buy an even number of flowers for someone unless it’s for their funeral.