Russian Irrational Beliefs -

Russian Irrational Beliefs -

Russian Irrational Beliefs

Russian beliefs are usually aimed at attracting good luck and scaring off misfortunes and evil spirits. Particular horror is inspired by the "evil eye" - someone's envy and desire for evil, capable of mystically depriving a person of the good that he has. For example, talking about upcoming good luck or praising someone, you need to knock on wood three times and say "Pah-pah-pah" in order to avoid being deprived of luck. It is strictly forbidden to whistle in the house: this can lead to loss of money. For the same reason, you cannot give an empty wallet as a gift - you must definitely invest at least a small coin in it. Russian Traditions

Many Russian beliefs are associated with home. First of all, Russian people believe that every house (or apartment) has its own "spirit" - a brownie. As a rule, he is kind and keeps order in the house, favors the family of the owners and creates coziness. But if things fall, deteriorate or disappear in the house and then find themselves in unexpected places, it means that the brownie is unhappy with something and needs to be appeased by putting a plate of milk and a piece of bread somewhere higher. And especially notorious household spirits have to be soothed only by sprinkling the house with holy water. In order to fill the house with favorable energy during a housewarming, you must be the first to run the cat into the apartment and only then go on yourself. Entertainments In St. Petersburg Russia

Actions that cause unhappiness are avoided at all costs or "neutralized" with mini-rituals. For example, nothing can be transmitted (and even talked) across the threshold, since this can disturb the otherworldly forces living under it, it is imperative to cross it. After sprinkling salt you need to throw three pinches over your shoulder, otherwise misfortune or a quarrel will happen. Unmarried girls, during a feast, cannot sit on the corner - otherwise they will not see 7 years of marriage. And if you drop a spoon out folk, you risk being visited by unwelcome guest, and you need to quickly say "Stay at home, stay at home" to prevent this from happening. Another "dishware" sign of that you cannot give knives, this is a disagreement.

A number of signs are associated with a long journey and adventures awaiting in it. Before any trip, you need to "sit down on the path" - then everything will go well. It is considered a very bad omen to return from halfway: to avoid misfortune, the traveler, before the second exit, always looks in the mirror. In general, a mirror for Russian is a window to the other world, so breaking it is also considered a very bad omen. But there are also happy beliefs: for example, if a person is not recognized when they meet, he will certainly be rich. And standing between people with the same names, you need to immediately make a wish and it will certainly come true. Shopping Places in St. Petersburg Russia

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