Defy Superstition Day Tuesday September 13th

"Stepping under a ladder on Friday 13th whilst clutching a horseshoe the right way up is a great way of starting off Defy Superstition Day. From throwing salt over your shoulder if you spill some to worrying about black cats, the world is full of superstitions. Defy Superstition Day gives you the chance to let your rational mind overcome these strange dictates to prove once and for all that a solo magpie or treading on cracks in the pavement have no influence on your life.

You may wish to celebrate by holding a “Defy Superstition” party. Guests must, of course, wear red and white together, have dinner around a table set for thirteen and all put umbrellas up whilst indoors. Otherwise, why not challenge yourself to see how many superstitions you can break in an hour? A great opportunity to face your fears, Defy Superstition Day is always worth celebrating."
(From the Days of the Year site)

I knock on wood, stay away from the number 13, only pick up a penny on the street if it's face up, throw salt over my shoulder (I think it's the left shoulder) if I spill some.  Does this make me superstitious?

What superstitions do you have?


  1. I will havwe to reprint my post about Friday the 13th soon. It's a good one.

  2. I never met a superstition I didn't like! They're fun! Little bits of leftover magical thinking in a world devoid of much magic.

  3. I'm not the least bit superstitious, John..."knock on wood"!!!
    Things are what they are..."fingers crossed" :})

  4. I'm not sure I have any superstitions. I'd have to think about this!


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