Check out these bad luck signs from around the world. Are you feeling superstitious? These are the odd ideas that dwell on the edge of social beliefs. They can arise out of helplessness, fear or sometimes by chance. Many have absolutely no scientific basis. And many are not even linked to religious faith either. And yet, like a minor irritation that cannot be scratched, they persists all efforts to extinguish them.
Introduction: Bad Luck Signs From Around The World
Although these beliefs have nothing to do with wisdom and reason, they continue to hang around like the rancid smell of unwanted grand parent. Or that poo floating in the swimming pool after the party. It’s common to come across an older person, with borderline Alzheimer’s, who’ll insist on something quite illogical, and will even refuse to discuss the lack of reason or logic. Then mothers ingrain these same silly ideas into the miniscule minds of their naive and simple children. And so it continues. Here are some interesting bad luck signs from around the world.
Bad Luck Signs from Around the World: Tuesday 13th is Unlucky in Greece
While Americans tend to be superstitious about Friday the 13th (Thanks Judas and Jason Voorhees!), Greeks are traditionally wary of Tuesdays. More especially Tuesday the 13th. The reason for the superstition goes back to Tuesday, April 13, 1204 (on the Julian Calendar), when Constantinople fell to the Crusaders. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only unlucky Tuesday: On Tuesday, May 29, 1453, Constantinople fell to the Ottomans. Some Greeks say it’s not a good idea to even shave on a Tuesday. Certainly not the day for a bet with PartyPoker!
It’s unlucky to get married on Tuesday 13th in some Latin American countries
Talking of Tuesday is also a theme in several Latin American cultures. For example, in South American countries the movie Friday the 13th was was changed to Martes 13, or Tuesday the 13th. There is a saying: “En Martes, ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes,” which means that on Tuesdays you shouldn’t get married, go on a trip, or leave your house. But you can certainly gamble. Check out these online gambling sites from the UK. If you speak English.
Lighting a cigarette from a candle is bad news in some parts of Europe
These sailor-related bad luck signs from around the world, come from parts of Europe. Probably land-locked countries. It says that if you light a cigarette from a candle, a sailor will die. The common explanation is that sailors used to supplement their wages by selling matches. So by not using a match, you’re taking their money away. A kind of reverse logic to make your head spin. That’s why we have a photo of a woman NOT using a candle.
A female visitor on New Years Day is bad luck in Pennsylvania
Some other bad luck signs from around the world, are if you have a female as your first visitor on New Year’s day, then you’ll experience bad luck all the next year. Especially if it’s your drunk and needy ex wife. Trailing your fat spoiled kids. Of course, a male visitor will bring good fortune. Use that good fortune with this list of online casino sites in the UK. Also don’t change your clothes between Christmas and the New Year, “lest you be covered in boils”.
Bad Luck Signs: Don’t drink water with the moon’s reflection in Turkey
According to the Turks, those who drink water that reflects moonlight will have bad luck. But bathing in the same water seems to be fine. (Wait…what? They drink their bath water?). Having said that, according to this belief, those that bathe in the water will “shine as bright as the moon.” I guess that’s how Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains so “clean”.
According to the early 19th century Welsh, don’t cut a babies nails until it turns 6 months old
Some say that the result will be general unluckiness. Others warn that the child will turn into a thief. The correct way to deal with this is for the mother to bite off the nails. Of course, having a Welsh child is already a curse for both mother and child! No point in just stopping at biting the nails, you might as well go ahead and eat the whole child.
Don’t put your clothes on inside out in Russia or you’ll get a beating
Don’t worry if this happens to you. Simply put your clothes on the right way round immediately. Then have your drunk pervy friend Igor symbolically hit you, which will minimize the potential threat. (Pro tip: Russians are incapable of “symbolically hitting”). Now your bad luck is gone, and with your new black eye and missing tooth, you can cheer yourself up with a flutter on PartyPoker. Now repeat after me, “Oi suka blayt!”.