Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events. We’re familiar with superstitions associated with black cats and broken mirrors but what about the ones involving chopsticks and the number 39? Superstitions may seem silly, amusing or very bizarre but hey, haven’t we all crossed our fingers at some point hoping to be filled with luck, or knocked on wood to prevent something bad from happening?

Examples of superstition

Cats Crossing Your Path
Hair Cut on Tuesday
Opening An Umbrella Inside The House
Lemon and Garlic In shops and Business Places.
Breaking Mirror Brings 7 Years Bad Luck

And Many more Like – 

  • Cutting Nails and Shaving After Sunset
  • Lighting 3 Cigarettes with one matchstick
  • Pregnant Women Not Allowed To Go Out During Eclipse
  • Menstruating women are considered impure and unclean
  • Do not leave a Dead person’s eye open
  • Bats Entering The House Brings Death
  • Lizard Falling On Human Is Bad Luck
  • Friday the 13th and the Number 13 is Unlucky
  • Fallen Hair Around The House Will Bring Fight In Your Family
  • Adding one rupee to a gift sum is auspicious
  • Crows are referred as our ancestors
  • Do Not sweep the house after Sunset
  • Sacrifice of Goats to God
  • Step on a crack
  • Sneezing
  • Crossing Fingers
  • Horseshoe
  • The Number 13
  • Bathe after attending a funeral ceremony
  • No meat on certain days
  • Fasting
  • Throwing coins into river brings good luck
  • Teen Tigda, Kaam Bigda
  • Eat curd and sugar before leaving home
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