Filipino Superstitions

@jAyTriXz (528)
Philippines
July 20, 2007 3:15am CST
Do you know any Filipino superstitions? Do you believe in them too?
3 responses
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
yup! we have lots of superstitions here in the province.. my oldies practice them till now but i do not.. here are some: 1) don't cut your nails during Tuesdays and Fridays for it's the day of the "witches". 2) don't sweep at night for it's a bad luck. 3) don't continue going out somewhere when you meet a black cat on your way. it's also a bad luck! 4) don't sing while cooking for you'll marry an old man. there are so many superstitious beliefs that i don't practice. i just ignore them.. for me, what's the connection in our life.. i don't see any.. hehehe.
@jAyTriXz (528)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Thanks for posting! I really find them useless or dumb because there's really no scientific evidence that can support their beliefs. Superstitions are superstitions. Nothing will happen if you really abide by them. Don't just let superstitions rule your life.
@charmz89 (102)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
I don't really believe in them 100%. but if my Lolo says don't do that or do this because of its chuva ek ek, i always follow what she said. Anyways wala namang mawawala if sumunod ako sa kanya!
@jAyTriXz (528)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Thanks for posting! I can really relate to you because when my grandparents or my titos/titas also tell me things to do or not to do some things that superstitious, you don't really have any choice but to follow them unless you want to have a debate or you want to get scolded.
@yuanchang (475)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
i know some. i practice them too. i do not wear hats or open an umbrella under a shade or a structure because bad luck may happen. i do not cut my nails during the night because loved ones may die. whenever i had a dream that i will be losing my tooth, i go to a tree and tell it first about my dream and bite into it because it is a sign that loved may die and to prevent it from happening. these are weird superstitions but come to think of it nothing will happen to me if i practice them.
@jAyTriXz (528)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
Thanks for posting! Some of the superstitions that you posted are new to me like the last one when somebody will be losing his/her tooth. I really find it weird but nothing will really happen bad to you if you obeyed in those superstitions.