I try to eat Twelve Grapes wear yellow underwear and sometimes to insure added benefits in the GOOD LUCK department I wear two pairs of underwear, (A different color of course).
Superstitious? Who me? ABSOLUTELY YES!
I love superstitions, Folklore and traditions; (not necessarily my own)…
A few years ago I entered a small shop in Boca Raton, Florida. It was owned by a Danish man, it was New Year’s eve; he knew me well I was a god customer. and my superstitious rituals that year included lighting candles of different colors; ( a bit like the underwear) to symbolize my wishes.
As I said I was a good customer and the shop owner liked me; he even sold Chinese Money Candles,(which is admittedly a very superstitious thing to sell) but my superstitious nature that day seemed to offend him somehow. He was not himself at all; he decided to explain;
I have nothing for our against Hungarians and I have never visited Budapest, but it is on my wish list. That being said, I did avoid eating fish on New Year’s just in case the Hungarians were privy to something I needed to know! (I do believe that Denmark has had historically far better luck than Hungary). I also sometimes wonder if their marriage worked… A few months later he had to close his store and there was a lingering doubt in my mind… Did he win the argument? Did they eat fish?
2016 is going to be a BIG year in our home and as such I want to add to the LUCK factor, so I find myself wondering if I should avoid tempting fate and nix fish from our menu.
I decided to Google what else I should do or avoid; what do people around the world know that I may have missed?
Should I Throw furniture out the window? (South Africa)
Bang Bread Against the wall? (Ireland)
Talk to my pets? (Romania)… The dog might answer but I am certain Mordecai the turtle will remain silent