Are the Russians superstitious? Oh, they are! Watch what you do in Russia or you can end up cursed for life ... For shows, a button.
We share 10 Russian superstitions that will help you understand some very peculiar behaviors in this country. From the youngest to the oldest, they respect these superstitions, so believe it or not, it must be something.
10 Russian superstitions
1-. Give flowers only in odd numbers
If you happen to give roses or carnations in even numbers to a girl, she will be furious, since the bouquets in even numbers are for the dead.
2-. Against the evil eye: spit or touch wood
Especially in the villages, the Russians firmly believe in the evil eye. So it is common to see that when compliments are made to children or pets, Russians spit or touch wood with every compliment.
3-. An empty cube synonymous with a bad omen
The Russians believe that if they run into someone carrying an empty bucket they will have a terrible day. For this reason, sweepers, farmers and anyone who needs to carry a bucket, usually place the broom and other cleaning objects inside the bucket.
4-. The reason why you should not hand the money in your hand
Although it seems impolite to always leave money on tables or in containers, many Russians believe money can transmit the energy of those who own it, and nobody wants to risk that energy is negative.
5-. The danger of wearing clothes upside down
The Russians believe that if a garment is worn backwards, it is presaged a tremendous beating. To avoid it, you must change the garment and ask a relative to hit your back.
6-. Do not greet a person in the door frames
Even if you are with feelings on the skin, first go into the house and then greet and hug whoever you want. It is believed that if you greet the person in the doorway, you can wake up a sleeping and evil goblin that is in the house.
7-. Make a wish if you are between two names
In Russia the number of common names is very limited, therefore, meeting two names is an eventuality and a good omen. So, ask for your greatest wish.
8-. Signs of love in salt
If you are visiting a house and the food that is served is salty, do not be angry. That means that the cook or cook is in love and probably it is you.
9-. Do not take out garbage or anything during the night
The Russians believe that taking out the trash or whatever during the night of the house brings ruin to the home.
10-. Do not sit on the table
The Russians get very upset when they see in American films that a character sits on the table. For them, this is a harbinger of death and poverty.
These are only 10 examples, but the truth is that the Russian culture is full of the most curious and mysterious superstitions.