Superstitions in the UK

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Superstitions in the UKSuperstitions in the UK

Adrià SasetaAdrià Saseta

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Francesc RouraFrancesc Roura

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·It’s lucky to meet a ·It’s lucky to meet a black cat. Black black cat. Black cats appear on a cats appear on a lot of birthday lot of birthday cards in England.cards in England.

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·It’s lucky to touch ·It’s lucky to touch wood. We touch; wood. We touch; knock on wood, to knock on wood, to make something make something come true.come true.

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It’s lucky to hang a It’s lucky to hang a horseshoe over the horseshoe over the door. It brings good door. It brings good luck. But the luck. But the horseshoe needs to horseshoe needs to be the right way be the right way up.up.

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·It’s lucky to catch ·It’s lucky to catch falling leaves in falling leaves in autumn. Every leaf autumn. Every leaf means a lucky means a lucky month next year.month next year.

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·It’s lucky to cut ·It’s lucky to cut your hair when the your hair when the moon is waxing moon is waxing and you have good and you have good luck.luck.

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Bad luckBad luck

It’s unlucky to It’s unlucky to seven years to seven years to break a mirror. The break a mirror. The superstition is superstition is supposed to have supposed to have originated in originated in ancient times, ancient times, when mirrors were when mirrors were considered to be considered to be tools of the gods.tools of the gods.

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Bad luckBad luck

It’s unlucky to open It’s unlucky to open an umbrella an umbrella indoors.indoors.

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Bad luckBad luck

Number thirteen is Number thirteen is unlucky. Friday the unlucky. Friday the thirteenth is a very thirteenth is a very unlucky day. Friday unlucky day. Friday is considered to be is considered to be an unlucky day an unlucky day because Jesus was because Jesus was crucified on a crucified on a Friday.Friday.

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Bad luckBad luck

It’s unlucky to pass It’s unlucky to pass someone on the someone on the stairs.stairs.

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Food SuperstitionsFood Superstitions When you finish When you finish

eating a boiled egg, eating a boiled egg, push the spoon push the spoon through the bottom of through the bottom of the empty shell to let the empty shell to let the devil out.the devil out.

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Table SuperstitionsTable Superstitions

If you drop a table If you drop a table knife expect a male knife expect a male visitor, if you drop visitor, if you drop a fork a female a fork a female visitor.visitor.

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Table superstitionsTable superstitions

Leave a white Leave a white tablecloth on a tablecloth on a table overnight and table overnight and expect a death.expect a death.

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Animal SuperstitionsAnimal Superstitions It is bad luck if you see bats It is bad luck if you see bats

flying. In the middle ages flying. In the middle ages witches were associated with witches were associated with bats.bats.

It is very unlucky to have the It is very unlucky to have the feathers of a peacock at feathers of a peacock at home. This is possible home. This is possible because of the eye shape because of the eye shape present in these feathers.present in these feathers.

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