13 Superstitions from around the world

We have collected some superstitions from around the world - all involving our homes in one way or another. Whether you believe in them or not is up to you!

1. Putting shoes on a table in your home will bring bad luck (United States, United Kingdom)

2. Scatter coins around the living room of a new home to invite financial prosperity (Phillipines)

3. Bringing a new broom and a loaf of bread into your house during your very first step into the home will bring good luck. (Phillipines)

4. Leaving your bedroom windows open on 1st of November can bring bad luck, as the souls of the dead roam free that day. (Spain)

5. Don’t sweep your home at night or you’ll brush away good fortune. (West Africa)

6. Having an eight in the listing or rental price is a sign of good luck and prosperity. R888, 888 would be a cosmic goldmine! (China)

7. If black ants frequent your home you’ll come into wealth. (Phillippines)

8. The date on which ownership is transferred is very important. To ensure good luck it must have a number which, when written, ends toward the top of the page rather than the bottom, like 0, 5 and 8. (Phillipines)

9. Properties that sit on curved roads or facing a ‘T’ intersection will invite bad fortune. (China)

10. Number four in an address is bad mojo, especially if it’s written on the letterbox (the word for ‘four’ sounds like the word for death in Cantonese and Mandarin. (China)

11. If a swarm of bees land on your house it will soon burn down. (United States)

12. Never give a knife as a housewarming present. That neighbour will become an enemy. (United States)

13. Don’t move an old broom into a new house, you’ll bring all your former bad luck with you. (United States)

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