33 Bad Luck Superstitions From Around The World.
#21. It seems like the people of Kenya don't care for owls as much as the birdwatchers from America do.
Actually, Kenyans believe that owls are the messengers of death. According to their superstition, hearing or seeing one of these beautiful creatures means bad news. Some of their people even believe that owls are sent to deliver curses to unsuspecting recipients.
#22. Some people think that it's rude to say happy birthday to someone early, others think it could mean much more.
In Germany, it is highly discouraged to say happy birthday to someone before their actual birthday. It's generally believed that doing so will bring the person bad luck, but one German gave a much stranger consequence of saying happy birthday too early. "My grandma always said you'd have blue children," said the person being interviewed.
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#23. You have to remember to watch your back after leaving a funeral in the Philippines.
According to a Filipino tradition known as pagpag, it's never wise to go straight home after a wake or a funeral. It is believed that doing so could cause a malevolent spirit to attach itself to your body. Typically, people will stop at a restaurant before they go home to prevent this from happening.
#24. While most people believe that this is the proper way to eat a fish, some places in China consider it be bad luck.
According to some of the fishing regions in China, it's bad luck to flip a cooked fish over. Some people believe that doing so could actually cause a ship to capsize! To prevent this from happening, families will use chopsticks to pick the meat off the bottom of the fish when they are done eating from the top.
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#25. People with anxiety might have an extremely difficult time with this one.
In South Korea, people are told that they shouldn't shake their legs, or they could risk having their good luck and wealth fall out. Well, there goes their tourism! No one with anxiety is going to want to go there now!
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