WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It's Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day • illuminaija
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WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

Everyone hopes for glorious weather on their wedding day, right? In Greece, however, you just might be preparing yourself for stormy weather on that beautiful day if you don’t observe proper eating etiquette.

In some cultures or homes around the world, eating from the pot used to prepare the food could be seen as a communal thing meant to foster more love and togetherness amongst the family members or people living together.

However, the reverse is the case in Greece as this method of eating only comes with bad news. In this European country, it is advisable to make the effort to put your food on a plate then rather than eating straight from the cooking pot.

WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

The latter is just asking for bad weather on your wedding day. The Greeks take this superstition very seriously as well as several other weird beliefs. Here are 

1. Spitting 

Don’t be too surprised to see Greeks spitting all over the place, actually, it is not spitting as such, but more of a spitting sound; “Ftou, Ftou Flou”. Always spit three times (Three depicting The Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Ghost), and you’ll be kept safe from the curse of the evil eye, said to be caused by jealousy and excessive praise.

WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

2. Itchy palms

Next time your palm itches, take note which one has the tickle, left, or right? I hope for your sake, that it’s the right palm, this means you’re going to receive money, not a welcome itch if it’s the left palm though, you’ll be the one giving money to someone else’s itchy right palm!

3. Open scissors

After using a pair of scissors, never put them down with the blades open, this is just an invitation for people to talk about you, and not in a good way!

4. Never leave shoes lying on their side

Even if your shoes are coveted Louboutin, restrain yourself from leaving them lying on their side, in order to admire those cherry – red-soles. Shoes left on their sides means bad luck, lots of it, some say even death!

WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

5. Never leave your slippers sole-side up while you sleep

If you want to have children, then be careful not to leave your slippers sole-side up while sleeping, a sure way, according to Greek folklore, to remain childless.

6. Writing boy’s names on the soles of wedding shoes

When attending weddings, young, unmarried girls, and bridesmaids, write the names of their loved ones on the soles of their shoes, or, the name of the boy they have their eye on. If, at the end of the day, the name has not worn off, then, you soon may be hearing your own wedding bells.

7. Don’t hand over a knife

If someone asks you to pass them a knife, never put it straight into their hand, if you want to remain friends. Place the knife on the table, in front of them, for them to pick up themselves, otherwise, you will fight, or your friendship will be cut short.

WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

8. Never give perfume as a gift without receiving a coin in exchange

If you can’t imagine life without your best friend or don’t want to break up with your boyfriend, don’t give them perfume as a gift. Giving perfume as a gift is a sure-fire way, according to the Greeks, to ruin any relationship. If you absolutely must buy them the latest cult fragrance, make sure they give you a coin in return; this should ward off any evil vibes!

9. Always enter and leave a house by the same door

When visiting someone, always leave from the door through which you entered, don’t go in the back door, and leave through the front, or vice versa, if you don’t want to break up a romantic relationship.

WEIRD SUPERSTITIONS! In Greece, It’s Believed That Eating Straight From The Pot Will Bring Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day

10. Salt sees off unwelcome visitors

Did someone overstay their welcome? Never fear; a pinch of salt, thrown behind their back, will see them on their way! It’s also said, salt sprinkled in a new home, will drive out evil spirits.

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