Here is a fun question for you guys! What are some funny or strange superstitions that you have heard? I have heard that if you give a purse or bag to someone, you have to include money with it as good luck.


Posted by mom94125, 15th July 2015


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  • My mother used to have lots and I am sure a lot of them are based on fear as well. Some include don’t sit on someone elses seat as you may catch germs , don’t go out in the dark when pregnant , don’t sleep with your hair wet as you may catch a cold . ( I do beleive in this one ? )



  • Definitely been told to include money in a purse but not a back. Definitely know about not giving a knife as present as it will sever the friendship. The black cat, the walking under ladder and breaking mirrors causing bad luck are all common too. The running a gold band on skin disorders i know about too. I’ve also been told to leave a drink of alcohol on graves of loved ones at special occasions.
    Actually the gold band works. I once woke up with a swollen eyelid, mum rubbed her wedding band (18kt gold) on it and about an hour later my eyelid was back to normal.



  • When l have given wallets l have always put money in it as a surpise,hope it bought them luck!



  • I have heard about giving a coin in a gifted purse and always do that. Never walk under a ladder. Or break a mirror, get 7 years bad luck.
    Never have an umbrella open in the house.



  • Never give knives as a gift as it will sever the friendship.



  • Back in the 60’s when you bought a new handbag they had a penny in a plastic sheath stitched in most of them! I used to put a 1 cent coin in purses or handbags if they were gifts until they were scrapped too!



  • Really?? That’s so funny! :D



  • What about the one if you put a pair of brand new shoes on a table or bench, the person who touches them next is going to have an argument with you!



  • I have heard that rubbing a gold ring on a skin disorder will remove that disorder.



  • If you put your handbag on the ground apparently it means financial loss in your life….
    A Serbian superstition.



  • yes I have heard some strange ones as well, I heard one about you should’nt cross the path of black cats it causes bad luck, and do not break a mirror it causes 7 years of bad luck…



  • LOL! Kasey! I will stay away from that statue! ;)



  • My mum does the coin thing when she gifts them to people……one I was told if you rub the tummy of this statue at Ripley’s Believe It or Not on the Gold Coast you’ll fall pregnant so I did a few months later I was.



  • Eh! Eh! Surely it is.
    “Black cats bring bad luck.” I don’t believe so. But I remember going to Spain by bus. The bus driver was very superstitious. A black cat crossed our road. He didn’t want to go on. Bad luck. He turned the bus, and took another road!!! Yes! I was astonished!!!! :D



  • I have heard this one and been on the receiving end of this one – which is rather nice! :)


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