33 Bad Luck Superstitions From Around The World.
#26. If you're invited to an Irish wedding this is a good idea for a gift for the bride and groom.
The noise of the bells chiming is believed to scare any evil spirits away and to remind the newlyweds of their vows. At some Irish weddings, you might even see tiny bells handed out as gifts to guests.
#27. There are very specific rules when it comes to using chopsticks in other countries.
For example, you should never point them at someone, which is obviously just pretty rude. It's also believed that sticking your chopsticks straight into the rice makes them look like the unlucky number four, so you should avoid doing that, as well.
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#28. Have you ever heard this phrase? A purse on the floor is money out the door.
It's an old Feng Shui belief, but Brazilians also believe that if a person puts their wallet or purse on the floor they will end up being broke. Make sure you keep your money off the ground or risk losing it all.
#29. While most people think all flowers are beautiful, the Russians tend to feel a bit differently.
If you want to give a Russian person a bouquet of flowers, make sure to skip out on the yellow ones, especially if it's in a bridal bouquet. Yellow flowers symbolize the end of a relationship or infertility. Also, unless you're going to a funeral, always give away flowers in odd numbers.
#30. According to this superstition, not all food is created equal in Korea.
If you're pregnant while in Korea, avoid unshapely foods for a while. Koreans believe that eating these types of foods while pregnant will cause the baby to turn out to be ugly. Is that really all it takes?
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