Superstitions in the UK

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Superstitions in the UK

  1. 1. Superstitions in the UK Adrià Saseta and Francesc Roura
  2. 2. Good luck <ul><li>·It’s lucky to meet a black cat. Black cats appear on a lot of birthday cards in England. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Good luck <ul><li>·It’s lucky to touch wood. We touch; knock on wood, to make something come true. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Good luck <ul><li>It’s lucky to hang a horseshoe over the door. It brings good luck. But the horseshoe needs to be the right way up. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Good luck <ul><li>·It’s lucky to catch falling leaves in autumn. Every leaf means a lucky month next year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Good luck <ul><li>·It’s lucky to cut your hair when the moon is waxing and you have good luck. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bad luck <ul><li>It’s unlucky to seven years to break a mirror. The superstition is supposed to have originated in ancient times, when mirrors were considered to be tools of the gods. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bad luck <ul><li>It’s unlucky to open an umbrella indoors. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bad luck <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bad luck <ul><li>It’s unlucky to pass someone on the stairs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Food Superstitions <ul><li>When you finish eating a boiled egg, push the spoon through the bottom of the empty shell to let the devil out. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Table Superstitions <ul><li>If you drop a table knife expect a male visitor, if you drop a fork a female visitor. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Table superstitions <ul><li>Leave a white tablecloth on a table overnight and expect a death. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Animal Superstitions <ul><li>It is bad luck if you see bats flying. In the middle ages witches were associated with bats. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very unlucky to have the feathers of a peacock at home. This is possible because of the eye shape present in these feathers. </li></ul>
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