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Common Halloween Superstitions

Here are just a few general Halloween superstitions:

1. Going in for dumb supper, meaning that nobody will talk while having supper, encourages the spirits to come to the table.

2. It is believed that if an unmarried girl keeps a rosemary herb and a silver sixpence under her pillow on Halloween night, it is quite likely that on that very night, she would dream of her future husband.

3. It is said that if you hear someone's footsteps behind you on the Halloween night, you should not turn back because it may be a dead following you. And if you commit the mistake of looking back, it is likely that you might join the dead very soon.

4. People believe that if on the Halloween night, a girl carrying a lamp in her hand goes to a spring of water, she will see the reflection of her life partner in water.

5. People have a superstition that if an unmarried girl carries a broken egg in a glass and takes it to a spring of water, she will be able to catch the glimpse of not just her future husband, by mixing some spring water in the glass, but also she can see the reflection of her future kids.

6. People in Scotland tend to believe that a strange black cat on the porch is a sign indicative of prosperity.

7. Italians are of the belief that itís a good omen to hear a cat sneezing.

8. If you happen to catch the glimpse of a white cat at night, it is associated with bad luck.

9. Americans have a superstition that if one dreams of a white cat, it is indicative of good luck.

10. Dutch are of the belief that cats are gossip masters and are in a habit of gossiping around in the town.

11. Irish believe that killing a cat brings seventeen years of bad luck

12. In Europe, people are of the belief that black cats have a connection with witches.

13. If a bird happens to enter into your house, it is indicative of someoneís death.

14. If a robin happens to get into the room through a window, it means that death will shortly follow.

15. If it happens that a clock that wasnít working properly suddenly chimes, it is indicative of death in the family.

16. If a woman is buried in black, she will come back to scare the family.

17. People are of the belief that if the eyes of a deceased person are left open, then the person tends to search out for something that he can take along with him.

18. It is believed that if you touch the dead body of your loved one, then you wonít dream about that person.

19. If you dream of death it's a sign of birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.

20. People have a strong belief that a person who dies on the Good Friday heads his way straight towards the heaven.

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