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Elderberry Tree

In some regions, superstition, religious belief, or tradition prohibits the cutting of certain trees for bonfires, most notably in Witchcraft customs the Elderberry tree; “Elder be ye Lady’s tree, burn it not or cursed...

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Temperature

The cricket is known as “the poor man’s thermometer,” and is believed by some to be a good indication of the temperature. To know the temperature, count the number of chirps a cricket makes...

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Crows

Seeing a single crow is very unlucky. Two crows mean good luck! Three  means health, Four means wealth, Five is sickness & Six mean death! If you see three black crows together that means...

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Strawberries

If you break a double strawberry in half and share it with someone, you will fall in love with each other. The Swedish have used this idea for centuries: rub a cut strawberry on...

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Dandelion

To tell the time, blow three times at the seed head of a dandelion. The number of seeds left is the hour. To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off...

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Split a Pole

If, while you are walking with someone, you are forced to separate and each of you walk around either side of a pole, you have to say “Bread and Butter” three times or else...

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Dreams

Dreams at night are a devil’s delight, Dreams in the morning, heed the angels’ warning. If you have the same dream three times in a row, its bound to come true. To dream of...

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Angels

Every time a bell rings, an Angel gets its’ wings. When an Angel misses you, she/he tosses a penny down, and is letting you know that she/he is watching over you.

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Same Name

In Turkey it’s believed that if you stand between two people whose names are the same, you should wish for something because your wish will come true. Reference

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Red

In Taiwan, the color red means luck and happiness. For example, during the Chinese New Year period, we decorate everything in our house, using the red color. And, at a wedding, we also wear...