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Silly Friday 13th superstitions

Silly Friday 13th superstitions

It’s Friday the 13th and if you’re anything like us here at UKMums.TV, you’re superstitious as hell, especially on this day of the year. No walking under ladders or opening umbrellas indoors for us! To mark the occasion, we’ve picked out our top five silly suspicions.

1. Staying youthful

Have you ever heard of this one? Apparently acorns are the key to staying forever young! In Ancient Britain women carried an acorn in their pocket to stay looking youthful. Just think of all the money you’d save on beauty treatments if this superstition was true!

2. Glove gifts

Apparently, it’s unlucky to give gloves away as presents if you don’t get anything back in return! It’s thought to be bad luck for the giver and the receiver and it’s believed this superstition dates back to mediaeval times and the days of chivalry when knights wore a lady’s glove in their helmet!

3. Healthy winter

If you’re always coming down with a cold, take note of this! There’s a superstition that says if you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn, you will not catch a cold ALL winter! Make sure you’re near a tree on that day then!

4. Black cat

Here’s one you’ve probably already heard of, the common superstition that black cats are bad luck if one crosses your path. Its origin goes back to the middles ages due to the misconstrued belief that single women who associated themselves with many cats were actually witches who could become cats. Meow!

5. Friday travel

Here’s a particularly odd superstition! Apparently it’s bad luck to start a journey on a Friday or you’re certain to encounter misfortune.  We can imagine the conversation: “Sorry boss, I’m not coming in to work on Fridays.” Somehow we don’t think that one’s going to fly!

Do you have any superstitions, perhaps one we’ve highlighted here? We’d love to hear them! Tell us over on our Facebook and Twitter

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