Action Oppose To Superstition
January 2, 2007 12:25am CST
New Year had just passed and in my country, people including my mom, observe superstitions to be able to bring good luck this year in the family like purchasing 13 circular fruits as an offering at new years eve. Well, I think that one's actions would matter most in determining the success that would be gained. And these superstitious practice are but false hopes.
• United States
2 Jan 07
Here, black slaves wowuld eat black eyed peas for good luck in the new year. Now alot of people do it because it has just spread through the country, but many forget why the slaves had that in the first plce. Denied decent food and eating the scraps left once the main house had sold what was marketable, having enough peas would at least help warm you in your little shack. You might not have another decent meal for a few days. Perhaps the offering that your mom observes has a basis much like the one here, but no one can remember where it came from.