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Sayings and Supersitions about Christmas

Posted on: February 20, 2008

• To have good health throughout the next year, eat an apple on Christmas Eve.
• Eat plum pudding on Christmas and avoid losing a friend before next Christmas.
• On Christmas Eve all animals can speak. However, it is bad luck to test this superstition.

• The child born on Christmas Day will have a special fortune.
• Wearing new shoes on Christmas Day will bring bad luck.
• In Ireland, it is believed the gates of Heaven open at midnight on Christmas Eve. Those, who die then, go straight to Heaven.
• If you refuse a mince pie at Christmas dinner, you will have bad luck for the coming day.
• If you eat a raw egg before eating anything else on Christmas morning, you will be able to carry heavy weights.
• Good luck will come to the home where a fire is kept burning throughout the Christmas season.
• Place shoes by side on Christmas Eve to prevent a quarreling family.
• A clear star-filled sky on Christmas Eve will bring good crops in the summer.
• A blowing wind on Christmas Day brings good luck.
• In Greece, some people burn their old shoes during the Christmas season to prevent misfortunes in the coming year.
• You will have as many happy months in the coming year, as the number of houses you eat mince pies in during Christmastime.

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