Four-leaf cloverThe four-leaf clover is often regardedas the object bringing luck, oftensearched by children. When it is found itmeans a good luck.
Spilled saltSpilling the salt means end of thedivine care and breaking the bond withfamily and friends.If you have already spilt the salt – donot wait!. Immediately throw the smallamout of salt over the left shoulderthree times.
Number 13Number 13 universally is regardedunhappy and bringing bad luck. Thereis nothing worse than to have thethirteenth number in the dailynewspaper, or to live on the thirteenthfloor.
Friday the thirteenThe Friday the thirteenth is regardedas the day full of dangers. To avoidany of them we should stay in bed, orunder the table…
Black catMany persons believe in the fact thatthe black cat running before us bringsbad luck. Therefore, they stop andwait until somebody else will firstcross the road where the animal ran.
Number sevenIn many cultures it symbolizes theconnection of the time and space. Somepeople are getting married on theseventh day of month because theybelieve that this day will bring themluck.
Walking under the lA lot of people think that walkingunder the ladder brings bad luck. Theyclaim that after such an event a brickmay fall onto their heads, or thebucket full of water can be poured ontothem.
Broken mirrorThe broken mirror means seven years ofthe misfortune. It is possible however toprevent seven years of incessantdisasters. According to some people itwill be sufficient to wrap all pieces ofthe mirror up in the linen rag and to tiearound seven times around, and then towrap the double knot up and to throw itaway.
Spilling inkSpilling ink may mean trouble,worries and the failure of theplan that have already beenstarted.
Superstitionsconnected with a houseWe often forget about somethingand we are going back home – itwill bring us bad luck. When inside,you should sit down and countfrom seven to one. Also, we shouldnot move into the new house inApril, July or in November.
Superstitionsconnected with eggsDropping and breaking an egg is anannouncement of good news. But when theegg is not damaged, or only crack it isconsidered a bad luck.
Dropping the piece of cIf you drop the spoon - expect theguest.If you drop the fork - a guest willbe a woman.If you drop the knife - a guest willbe a man.
Seeing the chimney swe The superstition says that when we see the chimney sweeper it is necessary to catch the button. We can release it only when we see the man in glasses, open window, or the smoke from the chimney.
Qui z1. What does it mean when we see a black cat?2. What activities are associated with seeing the chimney sweep?3. How many leaves has the good luck clover got?4. What are the superstitions connected with a house?5. What does broken mirror mean?
Answers1. A black cat means bad luck.2. When we see the chimney sweeper it is necessary to catch the button. We can release it when we see the man in glasses, the open window, or smoke coming out from the chimney.3. Such clover has got four leaves.4. Forgetting about something and going back into the house. Moving into the new house in April, July or November.5. The broken mirror means seven years of the misfortune.