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Superstition

belief in supernatural causality; belief or practise that is irrational - i.e., it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown
A horseshoe nailed above a doorway is a good luck charm if it looks like a U.
A black cat can be considered good luck or bad luck.

Good luckEdit

  • Crossing fingers for good luck
  • Knocking three times on wood after mentioning good fortune
  • Throwing a pinch of salt over the left shoulder after spilling salt
  • A horseshoe hung above the doorway
  • A four leaf clover
  • Say white rabbit on the first day of each month.
  • Itchy hand, you win money

Bad luckEdit

  • To break a mirror means 7 years bad luck
  • Opening an umbrella inside the house
  • Walking under a ladder
  • Friday the 13th, the unluckiest day
  • A bird in the house is a sign of a death
  • To put new shoes on the table
  • To split the pole while walking

There are many superstitions believed in around the world. Most people believe superstitions to be complete nonsense while others live their lives avoiding black cats, looking for four leaf clovers and avoiding mirrors.

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