Jett around the World

The World's a Superstitious Place

When we travel it's definitely handy to be aware of certain cultural norms of the country/city we find ourselves in. Aaaand, it can be good to know of certain superstitions too.

Here's a list of some classics. Enjoy.

 

INDIA

It is considered to be unlucky to get a haircut on a Tuesday. True Story.
She did say she wanted to look fly.
 

TURKEY

Ok, so in Turkey, yeh, well ok, I'm just gonna say it: they don't chew gum at night as they believe that after dark the gum will turn into the flesh of dead people. Yeh, I know. 

GERMANY

If you cheers with a glass of water it means you are wishing death upon those you are drinking with. Ah, those cooky Germans!
That Leo sure is a lady killer...cheers..I'm here all week...try the veal.

JAPAN

Never place your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. This will bring you many misfortune. Many!

SPAIN

Want a whole year of good luck? Simply eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve.
 Grapes are wine. God is great.
 

LITHUANIA

Whistling indoors summons the devil. Obviously. Ok, please don't do it. Ever.
 

EGYPT

While you're admiring a pyramid, please don't open and close scissors without cutting anything. It'll bring years of bad luck.

This rule doesn't apply if you're Edward Scissorhands. Life's hard enough already. 

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