“I don’t believe in superstitions. I just do certain things because I’m scared in case something will happen if I don’t do them.”
It’s Friday 13th … are you superstitious in any way?
Do any of these apply to you, do you have another superstition or is it all just an old wives tale?
1. Friday the 13th: Bad Luck
2. Itchy Palm: Good Luck
3. Walking Under a Ladder: Bad Luck
4. Breaking a Mirror: Bad Luck
5. Finding a Horseshoe: Good Luck
6. Opening an Umbrella Inside: Bad Luck
7. Knock Twice on Wood: Reverse Bad Luck
8. Tossing Spilled Salt Over Your Shoulder: Good Luck
In my family (British) crossing on the stairs was always bad luck. I can’t get past that, but in Canada (where I live) I have yet to meet anyone who seems to be aware of this. It means when I wait patiently at the bottom of a stairs - say in someone’s home, not in busy public locations - people just look at me and wonder what’s going on. The rare time I do ‘let my guard down’ as I don’t want to explain, it just makes me uncomfortable. Silly, I know, but I haven’t grown out of it.
Black cats are considered lucky in some cultures
In some parts of the world, black cats are actually considered to be good luck. In parts of England, a black cat as a wedding gift is thought to bring good luck to the bride. … In Scotland, if a black cat appears on your doorstep it is seen as a sign of prosperity.
All of above plus same as @Snowbird with crossing on stairs (much to Ian’s amusement). I do also twirl a money spider three times round my head on occasion, and always greet Mr Magpie (although often in my head not out loud) All of these ingrained in me as a child by my nan and never forgotten!!
My mum used to say not to put new shoes on a table or else you would have bad luck, so to this day I never have…just in case!
We were always told as kids that if a black cat crossed the road or path ahead of you it’s good luck. I’d totally forgotten the black cat at a wedding… as a young bridesmaid I had a black cat hanging trinket to present to my aunt the bride, as she emerged from the church!
I’m not superstitious at all. I remember being pooped on by a bird when I was about 10, my mum said it was good luck and I was so disappointed when nothing magical happened! I will always take a Friday over a Monday - and apparently, it’s cheaper to fly on Friday the 13th so that’s a bonus!
Shoes on the bed
Article of clothing on inside out don’t change it
If two bad things happen break a match in half
Never say “bless you” after someone sneezes - it’s a bad spirits leaving the body thing
Gosh it’s a wonder I made it this far in my life
Black cats … LOVE them!
Only good things happen with cats except at three in the morning when they bring a trophy home!!
Having been born on Friday 13th I’ve always found it to be lucky for me and I chose 13 whenever possible… Don’t really think about any of the others apart from not walking under ladders…… but that’s for safety reasons really!
HI @Foldor13 THANK YOU I almost forgot Friday the 13th is lucky for me also … it’s my wonderful daughter’s birthday too. Due on the 15th she arrived on the 13th.
Thank you again!!
Len’s my purrfect Friday the 13th sitting company …
No bad luck here, not sure about the yellow head next to him though!
My “alarm clock” is Oscar.
Having been living with a black cat for the past 15 years my girlfriend and I can certainly vouch that they are not back luck. And seeing as we’ve been happy and well for all those years (and more) I dare say they do bring good luck.
There is a lovely home I have seen listed on THS that has a large umbrella opened permanently in the living room. As nice as that sit looked, I would feel too uncomfortable with an open umbrella in the house. What I always heard is it’s ok to open an umbrella in the house but not ok to get under it!
Hi @ Vanessa-Admin I was told the opposite as a kid–that it was bad luck to cross a black cat’s path. I did not see many as a kid, but when I did, I tried avoiding them at all costs. Yes, I do find myself superstitious–things that stemmed from my childhood:
- Don’t step on a crack, you will break your Mother’s back. Whenever, I walk on a sidewalk, I avoid the cracks;
- Knock on wood–to keep evil at bay
- Find a penny will bring good luck. I still pick up pennies
- Yes @Angela-HeadOfCommunity Friday, the 13th, I see as bad luck. I try to avoid doing anything on that day. When my home was listed on August 13 which is a Friday, I kept thinking this may not be a good sign. Weeks and weeks went by with not one offer. My Realtor kept saying, “Don’t worry it will sell.” Just a few days ago, 2 offers came in. Whether Friday, the 13th is bad luck or not, I still cannot shake the eerie feeling of something going wrong.