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  1. 1. What are superstitions?<br />
  2. 2. Superstitions can be defined as, "irrational beliefs, especially with regard to the unknown" <br />
  4. 4. Do you believe that if a certain thing happens it will change your luck?<br />
  6. 6. Here is a whole load of superstitions…<br />Some you know ,some you may not know…<br />
  7. 7. Breaking a Mirror:According to Roman tradition, why seven years of bad luck for a broken mirror?It comes from an old Roman belief that every seven years, you're literally a new person.<br />Be careful with the mirror. Breaking a mirror brings bad luck even for the next 7 years.<br />Walking Under a Ladder<br />American superstition - never walk under a ladder. It may be bad luck for you.<br />
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  9. 9. While for british people the black cat is the contrary: <br />GOOD LUCK <br />
  10. 10. Lucky to meet a black cat. Black Cats are featured on many good luck greetings cards and birthday cards in England.<br />
  11. 11. A horseshoe over the door brings good luckBut the horseshoe needs to be the right way upThe luck runs out of the horseshoe if it is upside down.<br />
  12. 12. Putting money in the pocket of new clothes brings good luck.<br />
  13. 13. Full Moon and Money<br />Superstitious stories often associated full moon and money - Here is a one truly superstitious belief how to attract money<br />Well, if you want to get unexpected money, you have to go outside under the full moon, then open your pocket or wallet, and say nine times: "fill it up". Within a few days you will be surprised with an unexpected amount of money.<br />
  14. 14. Fill it up!<br />Fill it up !<br />Fill it up!<br />Fill it up!<br />Fill it up !<br />Fill it up!<br />Fill it up ! <br />Fill it up!<br />Fill it up !<br />
  15. 15. Lunar Calenar 2012<br />
  16. 16. Cut your hair when the moon is waxing and you will have good luck.<br />
  17. 17. The number thirteen is unlucky. Friday the thirteenth is a very unlucky day. Friday is considered to be an unlucky day because Jesus was crucified on a Friday.<br />
  18. 18. St. Valentine's Day Superstitions<br />Most popular St. Valentine's Day superstitions and beliefs. As a reminder, it is a day of love, well known throughout the world, Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th.<br />
  19. 19. First of all, 14 February at St Valentin day, the girls should pay attention to the birds<br />If on that day the girl saw Robin, she would get<br />married to a sailor<br />
  20. 20. If, on the Valentines Day a girl saw Dove, she would get married to a man with a golden heart.<br />If, on the Valentines Day a girl saw Sparrow, she will marry with a poor man who will bring lots of happiness in marriage and life.<br />Not good if the girl, on the 14th February saw the Owl, because she will never get married.<br />If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry with a rich man.<br />
  21. 21. BE CAREFUL:<br />Married in White, you have chosen rightMarried in Grey, you will go far away,Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,Married in Blue, you will always be true,Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,Married in Brown, you will live in the town,Married in Pink, your spirit will sink<br />
  22. 22. QUIZZ…<br />Round 1: Bad luckFear of Friday the 13th can trace its origins to:<br /> The Bible<br /> The Quran<br /> The Code of Hammurabi<br /> The Declaration of Independence<br />
  23. 23. According to Roman tradition, why seven years of bad luck for a broken mirror?<br /> It's a play on words. The word for seven is a homonym for "an age" in Latin<br /> Seven years is how long it takes a field to go from fallow to fertile<br /> It took the average worker seven years to save enough money to buy a new mirror<br /> Every seven years, the body is rejuvenated<br />
  24. 24. If you walk under a ladder, you're said to go against:<br /> The will of the god Loki<br /> The wishes of the goddess Venus<br /> The rule of nature<br /> The Holy Trinity<br />
  25. 25. Tradition holds that the triangle formed by the ladder and the ground represents the three beings of the Trinity. To walk through it is said to go against God.<br />
  26. 26. Keeping your fingers crossed is said to be a symbol of:<br /> Strength-- such as crossed swords<br /> Death-- like a skull and crossbones<br /> Fortune-- X marks the spot<br /> Christianity-- as in Christ's cross<br />
  27. 27. If you see a dove on the S.Valentine day a girl will marry :<br />would get married to a man with a golden heart<br />would get married a poor man.<br />would get married an old man<br />would get married a rich and bad man.<br />
  28. 28. If you married in white :<br />you have chosen right<br />You will go far away<br />You will have bad luck<br />You will wish yourself black <br />