Verbois from Kyrgyzstan
Verbois describes unique superstitions from her
country and reflects on their
of superstitions are passed on from one generation
to another Some superstitions are very common from
one country to another. For example, everyone knows
spilling salt or breaking a mirror mean bad luck.
Kyrgyzstan, we have some unique proverbs of our
own. For example, people say if a single woman sits
at a table in the corner, she won't be married.
proverbs often have a religious base. For example,
people don't talk about their plans which have not
been realized yet because they think good luck will
be lost. If you talk about your plans or hopes, you
need to immediately spit over your left shoulder.
the past, people believed two angels lived behind a
person; a white angel lived behind the person's
right shoulder; a black angel was behind his left
shoulder. People thought spitting would keep the
black angel from getting angry, and then he would
not destroy their plans.
my country, some people are very superstitious and
others ignore superstitions, but everybody knows
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