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SUPERSTITIONS IN EL SALVADOR AND AROUND THE WORLD

In this prezi presentation are presented the most common superstition in our country and around the world.
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Yessenia Castle

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SUPERSTITIONS IN EL SALVADOR
AND AROUND THE WORLD If you would like to know why you shouldn't walk under a ladder or whether a black cat is really a creature to avoid, read the next common superstitions that are still part of our culture... SUPERSTITIONS IN EL SALVADOR Common superstitions can be described as beliefs that have no rational basis.
Some superstitions may be just for fun, while others may
affect you deeply enough to affect your choices in life.
None is based in fact, but many have roots deep in tradition and history. SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT MARRIAGES If you peel an orange and you get the complete shell you will get married If you're making tortillas and the shell gets inflated, you will get married If someone sweeps your feet, you will be single all your life. SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT GOOD AND BAD LUCK If you are expecting for something, cross your fingers, and it will come true If you throw a coin into a wishing well, your wishes will come true In new year´s eve, you must eat twelve grapes to have good luck and money all the next year when you get up, be careful which foot
you are going to put on the floor, because if you put the left first, you will have bad luck all the day If you put on your clothes backwards, you will be protected of all bad things. If the palm of your hand stings, that means that you are going to receive money. SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT DEATH AND DISEASES If you see a black butterfly, someone in your family or a friend is going to die. If you sweep at night, your mother could get sick or die. Do not sleep in the table, because someone in your family could die If you dream that your teeth are falling down, someone in your family will die soon. If you take something from a grave, the spirit of the owner of it, will haunt you until kill you If you kick the tail of a cat, you will be single forever OTHER SUPERSTITIONS If you eat in a frying pan, you will be so jealous with your couple If you dream with snakes and crabs, it is because someone is gossiping about you If you are making a promise, but you do not really want to keep that promise, you have to cross your fingers, that means you are not required to fulfill that promise. If a fruit tree does not grow up or provide fruits for a long time, you must hang shoes on it and the tree will grow up and give you a lot of fruits! SUPERSTITIONS AROUND THE WORLD SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT MARRIAGES AROUND THE WORLD Finland
Carrying a match will keep love burning bright throughout your marriage. China
Red is a very lucky color for weddings, and an open red umbrella will protect the bride from evil spirits as she progresses up the aisle. Mexico
Many Mexican brides are sure to include three ribbons to their undergarments—yellow to symbolize the blessing of food, blue to bring good financial luck and red to summon a passionate union —they can ensure a happy marriage. Ireland
Traditionally, bells are chimed at Irish weddings to keep evil spirits away and ensure a harmonious family life. Nowadays, Irish brides often carry small bells in their bouquets as a reminder of their sacred wedding vows—bells are also found on tables at the reception and are common gifts to give newlyweds.
Italy
Italian couples have been known to smash a vase or glass at their wedding, the tradition says that however many pieces the glassware breaks into will symbolize how many years they'll be happily married. Sweden
Traditionally, the mother places a gold coin in her right shoe and the father places a silver coin in her left shoe before she weds to ensure a prosperous union so she'll never go without. Czech Republic
On the day before their weddings, many Czech brides will find a newly planted tree in their yards, festooned with colorful ribbons and painted eggshells. The tradition says that the bride will live as long as the tree. Greece
If she longs for a sweet life, the bride conceals a lump of sugar in her glove. United States

As well as secreting “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” about her person, the bride does well to carry the following objects up the aisle. Korea
Ducks – who supposedly mate for life – form part of the wedding procession. Africa
Cowries’ shells are an important part of necklaces and dress trimmings as they encourage fertility. Therefore, before you open an umbrella indoors, think about that fact that it is bound to bring you bad luck If a woman kisses a mustachioed man and a stray hair is left on her lips, then she is likely to never marry. By tossing spilled salt over your left shoulder, you are driving away the evil spirits lurking with the intent to cause misfortune. Black cats have long been believed to be a supernatural omen since the witch hunts when cats were thought to be connected to evil. Since then, it is considered bad luck if a black cat crosses your path Common folklore has it to be bad luck to walk beneath an open ladder and pass through the triangle of evil ghosts and spirits. You must carry the rabbit's foot on a chain around your neck, or in your left back pocket. The older it is the more good luck it brings. Knock Twice on Wood – Reverses bad luck.The origin of this common superstition dates back to a time when some cultures believe that Jesus lived in trees, because he died in a cross made of wood.When you say something, You should knock on wood so what you say is not jinxed. The fear of the number 13 is still common today, some buildings still do not have an official 13th floor and many people avoid driving or going anywhere on Friday the 13th. The most popular tale on the origin is that Judas was the 13th guest at the Last Supper and Christ was crucified on a Friday. Put it all together, and you have one unlucky day of the year. A broken mirror represents the soul being astray from your body. To break the spell of misfortune, you must wait seven hours (one for each year of bad luck) before picking up the broken pieces, and bury them outside in the moonlight. SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT GOOD AND BAD LUCK Four leaf clover is believed to protect humans and animals from evil spells and is thought to be good luck in love, fame, health and wealth to find a four leaf clover, particularly for the Irish. If a woman kisses a brunette man during a wedding, then she will get a marriage proposal soon. But if a woman kisses a mustachioed man and a stray hair is left on her lips, then she is likely to never marry. Before you open an umbrella indoors, think about that fact that it is bound to bring you bad luck. By tossing spilled salt over your left shoulder, you are driving away the evil spirits lurking with the intent to cause misfortune. Finding a Horseshoe – Good Luck
Some people believe that this is the luckiest of all symbols, especially if it is found with the open end pointing toward you. Originally created by:
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