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Karelhia Garcia
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Superstitions from Venezuela

Karelhia Garcia from Venezuela

In Latin America, people usually have many beliefs. Each country has its own traditions, customs, superstitions, and rituals; and on some occasions these things are shared by people in different towns and even by people in different continents. I am going to tell you about a few superstitions that I believe are only for my country, but I am not completely sure.

In Venezuela, we have many tales about good or bad luck. Most of the time, these tales are told by old people. For me, it is funny to be superstitious, trying to avoid things that bring bad luck or trying to do things which bring good luck.

Broom
My grandmother has told me many times that if someone passes a broom over my feet, I will never get married.

For example, my grandmother has told me many times that if someone passes a broom over my feet, I will never get married. For that reason, you can see many single women getting out of the way of people who are sweeping.

Another superstition is that you can never give a packet of handkerchiefs as a present because if you do, this can make the two people (the giver and the receiver) have a fight.

Some people really believe in these kinds of things, and it is the funniest thing is to see them doing almost anything to get a little good luck.

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