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    Anonymous

    The 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.

    Read the full story here

    #353204

    Anonymous

    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.

    #353202

    Anonymous

    Duh. Run of the mill old wives’ tales. I expected something more exotic.

    #353195

    Anonymous

    Good article xd

    #353189

    Anonymous

    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. lol 

    #353178

    Anonymous

    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.

    #353174

    Anonymous

    Similar here. I just never heard about a woman with an empty bucket.

    #353172

    Anonymous

    @GaiusCoriolanus

    > 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.

    #353168

    Anonymous

    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 hahahah

    #353154

    Anonymous

    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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