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Whistling 0

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...

Dishes 0

Dishes

Ukranian: Breaking a dish is good luck.

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Hiccups

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

Flowers

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

Spiders are good luck and it's bad luck to kill them. 0

Spiders

Spiders are, naturally, good luck symbols for weavers and spinners, and by extension, those in the fabric and garment industry. The word ‘spider’ is derived from “spin”. According to some sources spiders also bring...

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Hair

An uncovered bald head will bring rain. If you shave your head on a Saturday, you will always be in debt. If you ever cut your hair at the waning of the moon, it...

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Fingers and Hands

Fingers Crossed: 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...

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Silverware and other Utensils

It’s bad luck to see knives with the blades crossed either in the drawer or on the worktop. If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin, (now you are...

Wren 0

Wren

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