Friday Five: 1/13/12 - Friday The 13th Edition: 5 Superstitions You Believe In Or Fear?

It's Friday so that means Friday Five that was inspired by Author Cheryl Renee Herbsman. Our friends at Eve's Fan Garden also partake in this meme. 

Each Friday we will post a question or topic, then respond with our five choices.

Friday The 13th Edition: What are 5 Superstitions You Believe In Or Fear?

Jenny's List: 
  • Don't celebrate a birthday or blow out candles before the day of your actual birthday 
  • If repeating a story and someone was injured, don't signal the location where the person was injured
  • Don't tell anyone your pregnant until your third trimester
  • Don't build the crib, until your child is born
  • Always hang a cross in your car for good luck.
Yara's List: 
  • To open an umbrella in the house is said to bring bad luck.
  • If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get whatever you wished for.
  • Eating fish makes you smart.
  • To find a penny heads up, brings good luck.
  • Placing your purse on the floor is bad luck for your money.
Trudy's List:
  • Mal de Ojo (Evil Eye) -
  • A bad deed will come back ten folds
  • If you give a wallet as a present, always put money in it
  • 12 grapes at the end of the year for each month to start on the right foot
  • Throw a bucket of water out of your home at 12 on new year
Tammy's List:
  • Don't step on a crack in the sidewalk, you'll break your mother's back
  • Don't walk underneath a ladder, you'll have bad luck
  • If you break a mirror, you'll have 7 years of bad luck
  • If a black cat crosses your path, you'll have bad luck
  • If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first puff you will get your wish
Ana's List:
  • Karma!!! What goes around comes around. 
  • If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.
  • its bad luck to put your purse on the floor. You lose money if you do. (Even though I ALWAYS don't, I still manage to lose money..LOL) 
  • If a bird poops on you, its considered good luck! (Even though I would be upset if it happened to me.)
  • Pictures or statutes of an elephant bring good luck, but only if they face a door.
Monica's List: 
  • If you see a white owl at night, its a bad omen for something bad to happen.
  • Bad things usually happen in 3's.
  • If you spill salt throw it over your left shoulder for goodluck!
  • When you say something bad, you knock on wood(or someones head lol) to keep the evil away. 
  • Friday the 13th's are bad luck! That's today ahhh!


  1. Fun post! I didn't notice that today was Friday the 13th...

  2. SOme of these I've never even heard of before: purse on the floor, white owl at night, the prego thing (makes sense), bucket of water, etc. So this was insightful!

    I have to say mine are:
    1) when someone dies ALWAYS open a window, or their soul could be trapped (Hopi superstition I belive)
    2) deaths come in 3s or 5s (I work in a nursing home)
    3) Wish on a shooting star
    4) Umbrella inside
    5) knock on wood

    1. I think the owl one was just one my grandma used to say lol But i still get freaked out if i see one at night!

  3. I forgot about "knock on wood"! I am ALWAYS saying that! LOL Wishing on a shooting star is another good one, but in the city, you rarely see them. :(

    1. there are quite a few after I did my list that i remembered too.

  4. my top 5 superstitions:
    mal de ojo
    mal de ojo
    mal de ojo
    mal de ojo
    mal de ojo
    no joke. It's so real!

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies
    -thank you&come again.


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