Do you have any superstitions in your country?, share it!!

Philippines
June 21, 2007 4:59pm CST
i will list some which i know(if there are Filipinos out there add some) *When you saw a black cat and it crosses your way, you will be unfortunate the whole day.. *Do not go to sleep when your hair is wet. *the bride should not wear her wedding gown before the wedding, she should wear it on the day of the wedding, if not something bad or really bad will happen!! *do not sweep the floor at night..etc.. etc.. share to us your superstitious beliefs which i do respect cause it has been years but still those beliefs are still alive, and also they came from our own ancestors!!^^right?!!
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@AmbiePam (49102)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Yes, those are all popular here as well. It is funny how they seem to be superstitions around the world. Also, another one is 'never walk behind or under a ladder.' I don't believe these supertitions to be true, but they are very popular.
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
oh, really, but wait, i don't know that please expound, or do explain..thanks..!!^^
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@AmbiePam (49102)
• United States
22 Jun 07
You know how someone can set a ladder against a building, so they can climb onto the roof? Well, they say if you walk under that ladder that is being used, you will have bad luck. I don't believe it, but I don't think it is wise to walk under anything heavy, including a ladder. : )
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
very unscientific like my examples too, but it is cool, imagine, that simple belief has become known for many people, thanks, good!!^^
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@abroji (3247)
• India
22 Jun 07
Our country have a lot of superstetions here. If I go on to list them it will take a lot of time and space. What I find interesting is many of the superstitions prevailing in this country is popular in many other countries also. For example the one you mentioned do not sweep the floor at night, itching of your palms bring money etc. These are all baseless. But some has their own reasons. Let us examine the one do not sweep the floor in the night. We know that these superstetions formulated during ancient times when there was no electricity or proper night luminating facilities. If we sweep the floor in the dark there are chances to sweep away some valuables which we earlier dropped down. If we examin this way we can see that most of the supestetions have some reasons which are genuine.
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
maybe you are right, few centuries back, where light is uncommon then darkness is everywhere, they do not sweep cause maybe they can sweep away some valuable things on the floor!!, thanks...good, but now it says that when you sweep the floor at night you will not have good luck, so maybe the belief had evolved from valuable thing to lucks..!!
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@abroji (3247)
• India
22 Jun 07
I don't believe in luck. Only coincidences are there. If you win a lottery it will be a blessing from the God, not by luck. Thank you rockingmom for the comment.