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Other Superstitions And Beliefs

1. If a person bites his tongue, it means somebody is thinking of him.

2. A girl with white spots on her fingernails is inconstant in love.

3. It is bad to sweep the floor at six o'clock in the evening for it means driving away good fortune and graces.

4. It is bad to sweep the floor when there are people playing cards or gambling because luck is being swept away.

5. One should not open an umbrella while inside a house; a centipede is likely to fall from the ceiling and he will be bitten by it.

6. If a pregnant woman sews her dress while wearing it, her baby will be born without a hole in the rectum.

On War, Pestilence And Calamity

1. Appearance of a comet foretells war, pestilence and calamity.

2. When a star gets near the moon, it is an omen of war.

Lucky And Unlucky Dates And Numbers

1. The lucky dates of the twelve months of the year are the following:

January 1, 3, 4, 5, 28, 29
February 2, 4, 5, 17, 26, 27, 28
March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 April 2, 6, 25, 26, 27
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 18, 20
June 3, 5, 16, 19, 24, 30
July 4, 12, 15, 19, 26
August 6, 9, 14, 19, 26, 31
September 3, 12, 20, 21, 29
October 7, 12, 17, 24, 29, 30
November 1, 2, 11, 18, 23, 28
December 5, 8, 16, 20, 24, 25

Belief That Sickness Is The Work Of Some Evil Spirits

Examples of such beliefs are the following:

When a child has epileptic fits or when a pregnant woman has convulsive seizures, an evil spirit is supposed to have entered the body of the child or of the woman.

When some painful and red spots appear suddenly on the body of a person who came from the field or from a thicket, an invisible hand is suspected to have mischievously touched the person.

Beliefs On Ghost, Spirits And Witches

1. If one passes through the window instead of the door, a ghost will come.

2. When two dogs bark at night there is a ghost.

3. Before six o'clock at night, children should be in the house or else they may bump into a person without a head.

4. When one passes by an anthill, one should ask to be excused, otherwise, a spirit will play tricks on that person.

5. A person who always uses a bandage on Fridays is a witch.



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