Superstition or not? Don’t take out the Trash after Dark even if you have a roll-off container.
The Russians never take garbage out at night. They believe that if you do, it will bring ruin on the household and there will be no profit coming for days. I guess they have never heard the saying, “if you don’t take out the trash at night – it will stink in the morning”.
It is Great Britain tradition that goes like this – on the 1st day of March, before you speak any other words, chant, “rabbits, rabbits, rabbits” and you will have a blessed and lucky year to follow. It was my best friend in high school who first told me about this custom. For almost 30 years I have been faithful, making sure the first words uttered in our house on March 1st is a loud chorus of rabbits, rabbits, rabbits. To not say it was supposed to bring bad luck for an entire year!
Here is another one for your list of don’ts if you are a superstitious person. Never sweep on New Year’s Day. You will sweep all the good luck out of your house. If you like to have New Year Eve’s parties you might want to skip the clean up the next day or forgo having the party all together.
The Chinese believe that good luck can be found in pairs. Whenever the Chinese give a gift, it’s always done in twos. If they wish to give a gift, they will buy two. The more gifts, the more luck, such as giving four, eight, sixteen gifts, and so on. Gifts are given for all sorts of occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and New Year.
Whether you are superstitious or not if you think something will help you, it may do just that. Everyone knows there is a tremendous amount of power in belief. If you want to be extra lucky chant rabbits, rabbits, rabbits on the 1st of March, if you don’t want to be profitable don’t take out your trash at night. Have a roll-off container on hand to toss out the trash during the day light hours. Keep your basements, garages and attics free of clutter but don’t sweep away all your luck on New Year’s Day.