The extreme superstitions tourists should know from around the world

Superstitions

Why you should never give a Russian yellow flowers or make a toast with water in Germany: The extreme superstitions tourists should know from around the world…

  • In India everyone must stay inside during an eclipse as ‘the sun is toxic’

  • It’s considered bad manners to place your cutlery upright in a bowl of rice

  • Guide reveals the top 30 superstitions that leave people crossing fingers

 

Apparently chewing gum will turn into flesh at night, whistling indoors will summon the devil and 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight will give you 12 years of good luck. These are just some of the extreme superstitions believed by people across the world.

In countries including Turkey, Lithuania and Rwanda, there are many shocking beliefs that although known to locals, may not be so obvious to tourists, an interesting infographic has revealed.

In India everyone must stay inside during a total eclipse and in Rwanda women should avoid goats meat or they risk growing facial hair, according to superstition.

The infographic, which was created by gambling website WinkSlots, reveals the top tips from skipping passing the salt in the Netherlands to saying the number four in China.

You should also be wary when using chopsticks in Japan. According to Japanese custom, it’s considered bad manners to place your cutlery upright in a bowl of rice – and it is believed to bring misfortune.

Here the guide reveals the top 30 superstitions that leave people crossing their fingers and avoiding potholes around the globe. 

In India everyone must stay inside during a total eclipse and in Rwanda women should avoid goats meat or they will grow facial hair

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