This Christmas, Get Superstitious
If you’re reading this, congratulations! You survived this month’s “Friday the 13th” without succumbing to bad luck.
The superstition’s origin isn’t fully known, though many believe that it stems from the 13 attendees at the Last Supper (Jesus plus his 12 apostles) and that Jesus died on the following day, which was a Friday.Here’s something else you probably didn’t know that there are lots of superstitions related to Christmas?
Here’s something else you probably didn’t know: there are a bunch of superstitions related to Christmas.
Like what, you ask? Well, here are some of them:
- Cutting Christmas cake before Christmas Eve
- Eating the pie that you cut yourself
- Picking up fruits or nuts from the ground on Christmas Day
- Eating nuts on Christmas Day without honey (you’ll lose your teeth)
- Failing to eat plum mince pie at Christmas dinner
- Departing the Christmas dinner table before everyone else has finished eating
- Being the first person to arrive home from church on Christmas Day
- Avoiding a kiss under the mistletoe
- Sending away Christmas carolers without giving them any money or refreshment
- A screaming dog on Christmas Eve (it will go mad by the start of the new year)
- Laundering a Christmas present before giving it to its recipient
- Stepping on a cotton thread on Christmas Day
- Failing to bathe on Christmas Day (you’ll be riddled with fevers and toothaches throughout the following year)
- Sewing, spinning, or toting a spinning wheel from one side of your home to the other on Christmas Day
- Wearing new shoes on Christmas Day
- Giving shoes as a gift to a loved one for Christmas (the recipient will walk out of your life)
- Leaving the dishes unwashed on Christmas Eve
- Hanging Christmas lights after walking under a ladder, letting a black cat cross in front of you, and breaking a mirror
(OK, we made that last one up.)
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Or you can “test your luck” and hang your holiday lights on your own. But really – why tempt fate?