There are certain beliefs among the people which sometimes lead to fear and helplessness. These beliefs have been existing since the very early days. They may not have any scientific basis or may not appear logical, but they are still an integral part of minds of many people.
- Going straight to your home after a funeral: An old tradition says that people should avoid going right back to the house after a funeral, otherwise a bad spirit might follow you all the way home.
2. Whistling in a closed room: In some countries it is considered inauspicious to whistle indoors as the noise could attract demons or evil spirits.
3. ‘Cheers’ with water in your glass: An early superstition declares that if you do cheers with water in your glass, you unknowingly wish death to the people you drink with.
4. Sleeping with your head faced towards the north: If you sleep with your head faced towards north, it is believed to be bad luck because this is how the dead are laid to rest.
5. Shaking your legs: In many countries, shaking legs is forbidden because it could affect their wealth and good luck.
Placing bread upside down: Putting bread upside down is considered as a sign of bad luck as bread symbolizes the body of God, which needs to be treated with respect.
Cutting the nails of an infant: It is said that cutting the nails of a child before he is 6 months old will make him a thief.