So I was walking through my room and my compact mirror was on the ground under a blanket and i stepped on it. Which means now I should have seven years of bad luck. So this made me think that i should research these superstitions because we all heard them but where do they come from. Interesting little fact I learned was in Spain eating grapes at midnight will bring good luck. Which last night I got home from work at midnight and had some grapes and now I have seven years of bad luck :(.
Yes something as simple as a fruit on a oak tree that falls to the ground and animals eat has superstitions. The acorn was a talisman worn as a pendent because they thought it had magical powers. During storms people use to hid under oak trees because they believed it was safer but it is actually a very dangerous place to stay during a storm. In the 1600s acorn juice was given to alcoholics as a cure and prevention. Today people carry around acorns because there is a belief that it prevents aging. If two lovers put two acorns in to a bowl with water and each acorn representing themselves and they float to each other then they will marry in the future.
“The Acorn: History Of Superstitions.” The Acorn: History Of Superstitions. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Aug. 2014.
Tuck in you thumbs if you go by a Grave yard
In japan if you walk passed a grave yard you are required to tuck your thumbs into you pocket. That is because the Japanese word for thumb means parent finger. And in doing so tucking your thumbs into your pocket protects your parents.
Black Cat Superstition