Monday, May 18, 2009

Russian superstitions

It's funny. After a while, I stopped noting cultural differences and interesting things because they became normal and everyday occurrences. Despite this I have been slowly collecting some information about Russian beliefs/superstitions (of which there are many). Here are a few:

*It's a bad omen to kiss in a doorway.

*You should never give a watch as a gift because it means that your time with the person is short.

*A couple on a walk and holding hands should not allow another pedestrian to separate their hands.

*A bird dropping a gift on you is good luck.

*You should never give someone an even number of flowers, as even numbers are reserved for funerals and cemeteries. (This means a dozen roses is not flattering)

*If you drop a fork or spoon on the floor in the kitchen, it means someone will soon come to visit.

*You should never return home for something you forgot, it's bad luck. If you do have to return home, you should look in the mirror before leaving.


  1. I love that you did this. I shared it with my mom and mikel and they thought it was the coolest thing ever. We would never fit in there - we're breaking all the rules!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! To be honest I have violated many of these

  3. This is so cool!!! I love cultural things like that... Thanks for sharing, Kimber!