15 Peculiar Filipino Superstitions You Probably Haven’t Heard of

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In this day and age, we can’t deny that we Filipinos still stick to the beliefs of our ancestors. Here are a few examples of the numerous Filipino superstitions you may or may have not heard of.

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1. If you need to leave but you haven’t finished your meal yet, turn the plates on the table so that your trip will be safe.

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2. If a fishbone gets stuck in your throat, spin your plate three times to make it vanish.

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3. A person with two cowlicks (puyo) is believed to be mischievous.

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4. If you dream of numbers, there’s a huge chance you’ll win the lottery.

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5. If you find a coin on the road, put it inside your pocket and never use it. You will surely never be short of money.

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6. Sprinkle salt around your house if you want to get rid of unwanted visitors, and expect them to leave soon.

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7. To let good fortune come into your house, you should open all windows on New Year’s Day.

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8. Visitors should not open the door while the family is eating so that the family’s good fortune will not fly out the door.

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9. If you don’t want visitors to devour your entire preparation for them, leave a few grains of rice inside a sack and tie it tightly. *winks*

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10. If you want to get good news from visitors, serve them water first.

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11. Breaking a glass on Friday will bring you bad luck for seven years.

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12. Breaking an egg and seeing two egg yolks means you’ll become wealthy.

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13. Putting your purse or bag on the floor will not make you wealthy.

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14. Dreaming about a friend wearing white means he/she is getting married.

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15. If you pay your debts at night, you’ll become poor.

 

P.S.: Superstitions are indeed a reminder of how rich our culture really is. But we don’t have to believe them.

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