Articles about 'Bad Luck'
July 20th, 2012
Barmbrack is an Irish fruit bread that’s served for Halloween and for Samhain, a similar holiday celebrated on November 1st. Barmbrack has traditionally been cooked with objects inside that are used for “fortune-telling”. Below are some objects used. Whoever receives the slice with that object is supposed to have the corresponding fortune in the upcoming...
May 21st, 2011
I was just listening to a report about how the number 39 is unlucky in Afghanistan. In the West, the numbers 13 and 666 are unlucky. In the US, many buildings even skip having a floor numbered 13 and will number them 12 and then 14 consecutively. Ayako wrote from Japan about unlucky numbers there: "In...
April 15th, 2010
Marijka Hayda wrote: “One superstition that my (Ukrainian) Grandmother always freaked out about was whistling in the house. She said that that calls the devil into the home.” Thanks for sharing that Marijka! Feel free to share any superstitions you grew up with in the comments below. Mama Lisa