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- January 16, 2017 at 9:01 am #344830
AnonymousThe top 5 weirdest Ukrainian beliefs you should be aware of
Ukraine – Every nation has their own beliefs and they get so deep into our culture that sometimes people don’t realise how strange they might look for a foreigner. You said something you really don’t want to happen – touch wood.January 16, 2017 at 9:01 am #353204
Exactly the same superstitions exist in Russia but not all in Belarus. This is another proof Ukrainians and Russians are cousins who don’t like each other very much.January 16, 2017 at 11:04 am #353202
Duh. Run of the mill old wives’ tales. I expected something more exotic.January 16, 2017 at 1:50 pm #353195
Good article xdJanuary 16, 2017 at 4:19 pm #353189
Some of these myths persist in south Slavic countries as well. Once I broke a plate on accident and my grandma’s friend (originally from some old village) started crossing herself and praying to Mary & Jesus. lolJanuary 17, 2017 at 3:40 am #353178
Sitting in the corner of the table – you will not get married.
Broken mirror is bad luck.
Girls don’t put their bags on the floor or ground – bad luck and no money.
Black cat crossing the road – spit three times over the shoulder.
I can go on.
These are common superstition to east European cultures.January 17, 2017 at 4:11 am #353174
Similar here. I just never heard about a woman with an empty bucket.January 17, 2017 at 4:49 am #353172
> I just never heard about a woman with an empty bucket.
I have heard about it. It’s a Russian and Ukrainian superstition. I haven’t heard about this superstition among Belarusians. I maybe wrong, because some Belarusians live close to Ukrainians and Russians. Maybe there’s such superstition among Belarusians living on border regions. I don’t know.January 17, 2017 at 8:52 am #353168
Some of these seem to be universal to European cultures. The black cat is also common in England and the u.s nock on wood is a common English expression. The women without a bucket is hilarious though, u have to see a man with a full bucket hahahahJanuary 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm #353154
Yeah, the black cat crossing one’s path and knocking on wood are completely ingrained into the common folklore/superstition of the United States.
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