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

Saint Antonio 0

Saint Antonio

In Mexico, many women think that if they want to find a boyfriend, they must buy a stamp or statue of San Antonio. After they buy the stamp or statue, they need to put...

Spit Over Your Shoulder 0

Spit Over Your Shoulder

In Kyrgyzstan, people don’t talk about their plans which have not been realized yet because they think good luck will be lost. If you talk about your plans or hopes, you need to immediately...



In Korea, on the day when you have a big test, you are not supposed to wash your hair. People believe when they wash their hair, their memories are cleaned by the water. Consequently,...

Four 0


In Japan and Taiwan, there is a superstition that four is an unlucky number because the number four has the identical pronunciation as the word ‘death’, so most people tend to avoid it and...

Shooting Stars and Celestial Bodies 0

Shooting Stars and Celestial Bodies

Many superstitions are associated with heavenly bodies. Comets in all societies were supposed to bring bad luck. Seeing a shooting star is supposed to bring bad luck in India, but good luck in western...



Though individual athlete’s are known to have some very personal superstitions about what to do or not to do, before, during and after a game, here are some common superstitions in the world of...

Evil Days in Midieval England 0

Evil Days in Midieval England

For those who could read, lists of ‘evil days’ were printed in almanacs. On these days people would refrain from travelling as it was believed that those who journeyed on evil days would either...



In Italy, bagpipe drones are traditionally tied with red ribbon to ward off the devil. Some believe that you should only walk clockwise, never walk counter-clockwise while playing piobaireachd. Many people believe that you...

Visitors 0


Do not shake hands or kiss over the threshold of a door. It forms a bridge that allows the devil or evil spirits from the outside to enter the house this way.



Never give a Russian woman an even number of flowers. Even numbers are for the dead. Always give odd numbers. When you order a dozen, or two dozen roses, for her, ask them to...