Suspicious minds

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ARE you the kind of person that avoids walking under a ladder? Or would you never let a black cat cross your path? Have you ever considered that what you believe to be lucky or unlucky might be completely different to the Spanish?

Living in Spain, it helps to be aware of some of the little differences in people’s perceptions. Here you can see a few examples of what the Spanish deem lucky or unlucky!

Tuesday the 13th is considered unlucky in Spain, and not Friday the 13th.  ‘Hats on heads not beds.’ In Spain, putting a hat on a bed will bring bad luck. Don’t buy family or friends knives or scissors as a gift. Again, bad luck. In Spain they say that a cactus can ward away evil. And Spanish cats only have seven lives. Yellow is classed as unlucky. As is entering a room left foot first.

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So there you have it! If it’s the 13th, don’t leave your hat on the bed when you go shopping for a yellow cactus. Put your best foot forward and stay away from ladders, because not everyone has nine lives.

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