Forgive the doubling up, as i posted this already in my coven, Practical Witches, but i thought it would be a good question to put to the community at large since we are a diverse group.
Any one have any family traditions or superstitions they'd like to share? It could be something widespread from their culture or religion or something localized from their household.
Things like: What do you and your family do to bring in good luck? What about preventing bad luck? How do you keep away trouble and/or illness? How to meet a husband or wife to marry? How to tell the gender of a baby? How to maintain the upperhand in a relationship? How to get quick cash to pay the bills? How to get work? And on and on.
If you have something to share, if you also wouldn't mind adding a sentence or so about where your tradition comes from, please, what part of the world, etc.
Even if you think your family tradition isn't unique, maybe you think all families hang a horseshoe over the front door, i guarantee you that's not so, and it will be a new and interesting tradition for at least a few.
There's a whole lot of wisdom and magic that gets down-played as mere "superstition" or "old wives' tales," and i for one love to hear about these old ways and maybe even reclaim some into my own family tradition.
Anyone want to share?