What are some little known, fun food superstitions in your country?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 13, 2020 05:08 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 13, 2020 05:08 AM

If someone comes to borrow milk after dark, he is generally refused because in some farming and pastoral communities it is believed that this reduces the milk in cattle. Drinking milk before going out of the house and spilling of milk is considered a bad omen.
Almost the entire Eastern India believes that looking at fish while starting a project or commencing a journey is a good omen.
People going on trips, travelling long distance or students appearing in exam or interviews taste curd and sugar before leaving home to bring in good luck.
Lemon and chilli tied together are believed to ward off evil eye. They are generally hung at the doors of houses and workplaces. A whole lemon kept in a glass of water is said to absorb negative energies at workplace.
Spilling of salt is considered a bad omen and is said to bring hard luck. Salt should always be dissolved in water before throwing away. Salt kept in small bowls in corners of the house is believed to absorb negativity.
Chillies are used in removing ‘nazar’ or evil eye from the affected person. Many of us might not believe it, but it is a practice followed by several communities and religions.

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