Defy Superstition Day

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When Celebrated

Always on September 13th


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About the Holiday

On Defy Superstition Day, you throw your superstitions out the window and do the opposite of what you would normally do. Per, a superstition is a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck: a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck. Notice that this holiday is celebrated on the 13th which is commonly referred to as an unlucky number. Other popular superstitions include:

  • Walking under a ladder is bad luck
  • A black cat crossing your path is bad luck
  • Breaking a mirror gives you seven years of bad luck
  • If you step on a crack you'll break your momma's back
  • Finding a penny up is good luck
  • Wearing an opal that is not your birthstone is bad luck
  • Carrying a rabbit's foot is good luck

There are so many we don't have the room to list them all. states "More than half of Americans admitted to being at least a little superstitious." Included is an interesting article titled The Psychology of Superstition which can be seen at Studies show that women are more superstitious than men and the top 4 most superstitious countries are China, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Some famous superstitious athletes include Michael Jordan, Wade Boggs, Serena Williams, Patrick Roy, Jason Terry, and Jason Giambi.

Gift Guidelines

  • Four leaf clover
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Lucky bamboo
  • Horseshoe
  • Pickled Herring or Hoppin' John (black eyed peas)

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