33 Bad Luck Superstitions From Around The World.
#6. If you're ever in Rwanda, you might want to stay away from goats at all costs.
There's an old wives' tale from Rwanda that says a woman who eats meat from a goat will most likely grow a beard and become too stubborn for a man. Luckily, the women there will tell you that the tale comes from greedy men who wanted all of the meat for themselves.
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#7. Apparently, it's bad luck to put keys on a table in Sweden, but not because some ancient spirit died after putting their keys on a table.
No, the reason why it's bad luck is because of something much more taboo. In the old days, in order to attract clients, prostitutes would put their keys on tables in public areas. So, the superstition was created to deter people from accidentally setting themselves up for failure.
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#8. It seems like the Pennsylvania Germans are a bit more superstitious than most.
The Pennsylvania Germans believe that it’s bad luck to bathe or change clothes in between Christmas and the New Year. Also, don't even think about changing your underwear during this time or you could end up with a bunch of boils showing up on your body.
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#9. If you're ever in Tajikistan, make sure that you never pass money to another person.
Well, at least don't pass it to anyone by hand. According to the traditions in Tajikistan, items like keys, scissors, money, and needles should never be passed from hand to hand. Instead, it's encouraged to put the money on a table, or another flat surface, so the other person can pick it up themselves.
#10. In some traditions, the first person who visits your home on New Year's Day can make or break your entire year.
A tradition from the Pennsylvania Germans claims that if the first visit you receive on New Year's Day is from a woman, then you'll have horrible luck for the entire year. But if the visitor is a man, then your luck will be good. Imagine that, an entire year based off of who knocks on your door first!
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