Superstitions in Ukraine
Even in modern world people still belive in some superstitions
here are the most popular superstitions in Ukraine
If someone gives good wishes, or you talk about your good fortune, you must spit three times over your left shoulder to keep your good fortune.
Ensure that all your debts are settled before 31st December; otherwise you will be in debt for the whole next year.
Before entering a newly built house, send a cat in first to greet the house spirit.
It is considered quite rude to whistle while indoors. You may feel a few stares, not to mention, it is believed you will also lose a large amount of money soon after.
An unmarried girl mustn't sit at the corner of a table, or she won't be wed for seven years. So, if she is 15 only, it might be O.K.
Don't give handkerchiefs, mirrors or sharp objects as presents. If you decide to give a purse or a wallet, then remember to put some money in it first.
When you are celebrating a birthday, it is tradition to celebrate it on the day or after, but it is considered bad luck to party before the day arrives.
If a knife falls down from the table, a male guest will come soon. If a spoon or a fork falls down, a female guest will come soon. If you don't want them to come, you have to immediately knock three times with the utensil on the table and say 'stay at home'
Don't drink without a toast - only at Easter you can drink without a toast (and of course funerals )
Never light a cigarette from a candle. It will bring you bad luck.
As for me I only belive in weather superstitions because they are sometimes more accurate than official weather forecasts.
Here are some of them.
If birds are flying low it's going to be rain.
If rawen at sunset sits on top of the highest tree - wait for February frost.
If ants, bees or spiders exhibit greater activity - the weather is going to be good.
If rain starts with big drops, it will end soon.