Are you superstitious? Do you have odd little rules to live by? Well you are not alone! Here are some of the most common superstitions from around the world!
- Friday 13th is an unlucky day
Those who truly believe in the misfortune of this day, refuse to fly or take any risks on the date to avoid bad luck befalling them.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Many people believe that having an apple, or fruit of any kind, each day will keep them from needing a trip to the doctors. Although fruit is healthy and good for you, it may not necessary be enough to keep you healthy enough that you won’t ever need a doctor’s visit!
- If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck
Black cats have always been the target of superstition due to their association with witchcraft and dark magic.
- Wearing clothes inside out is good luck
This superstition comes from Norman the Conqueror, who put his armour on back to front before the Battle of Hastings. He said this was a good omen as he (a Duke) was about to become King. And he did.
- An itchy palm means you will soon deal with money
An itchy left hand is believed to mean that you will soon need to pay money out, while an itchy right hand means you will soon receive money.
- Cat’s have 9 lives
Many people believe that cats have 9 lives due to their ability to land on their feet even from high places, falls which would most likely be deadly to other animals.
Article written by D Mulhern