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.
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.
2. If a fishbone gets stuck in your throat, spin your plate three times to make it vanish.
3. A person with two cowlicks (puyo) is believed to be mischievous.
4. If you dream of numbers, there’s a huge chance you’ll win the lottery.
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.
6. Sprinkle salt around your house if you want to get rid of unwanted visitors, and expect them to leave soon.
7. To let good fortune come into your house, you should open all windows on New Year’s Day.
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.
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*
10. If you want to get good news from visitors, serve them water first.
11. Breaking a glass on Friday will bring you bad luck for seven years.
12. Breaking an egg and seeing two egg yolks means you’ll become wealthy.
13. Putting your purse or bag on the floor will not make you wealthy.
14. Dreaming about a friend wearing white means he/she is getting married.
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.