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Superstitions of Bangladesh


Commonly believed superstitions of Bangladesh

Today, while surfing the internet aimlessly, I find some "Superstitions of Bangladesh". Some of them are so funny, some are scary. Here go 15 superstitions of Bangladesh-

1. Don't eat an egg before appearing for an examination. You might get a 'zero' if you do so.

2. The first (prospective) customer of your shop in the morning should not be returned without selling him/her anything.

3. You have to donate 2.5 kilograms of salt if you kill a cat.

4. You should not cut your nail, hair at night. It brings ill luck.

5. If a plate falls from your hand accidentally, some guest is coming to your house.

6. If you sell something in credit to your first customer in the morning, you will have to sell in credit the rest of the time of that day.

7. Never utter your husband's name to others; you will have a bad luck.

8. Don't sell goods for an even numbered price. Always sell in an odd number price.

9. If you eat ants, you will learn swimming quickly.

10. Pregnant women should not cut any fish or meat.

11. Foxes got married when the sun shines in a rainy day.

12. New bride should be entered in the house of husband on the lap of her husband's brother-in-law (sister's husband)

13. If you get hiccups while eating, it means someone is remembering you.

14. If a pregnant woman eats a twin banana, she will have twin babies.

15. If you see a broom before leaving the house, you will have a bad journey.


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Yeti on November 21, 2013:

Thx for the topic tehjib you helped a lot doing my assignment

Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat (author) from Bangladesh on January 04, 2013:

Intelligent comment mizjo! I am sure the background is what you said. So funny! I didn't think it before.

I guess the groom becomes too tired after long marriage procedure here so he wants to handover the duty to others. Generally it is common that bride won't enter the house on foot.

Thanks a lot for reading and commenting!

mizjo from New York City, NY on January 03, 2013:

I bet the 10th superstition was passed down by pregnant women because they wanted their husbands to do the cooking!

As for the 12th one, how does the poor guy enter the house with someone on his lap? Presuming the husband of that someone doesn't have a jealous fit and punch him!

Yes, ethnic superstitions can be funny, to be taken with a pinch of salt.

Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat (author) from Bangladesh on September 16, 2012:

Thanks Dosto :)

Sanjida Alam from Bangladesh on September 16, 2012:

Well written :-)

Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat (author) from Bangladesh on September 16, 2012:

Thank you for yoginijoy for your comment. Yes, there are some superstitions which are similar to each other. I guess its difficult to find out the source of them for example, some of them are created as a advice from parents to children and it became superstitions to grandchildren by time.

yoginijoy from Mid-Atlantic, USA on September 15, 2012:

You are right! Some of these are a bit scary. In Spain, they also say that a woman who has her cycle shouldn't touch any plants b/c they will die!

It would be interesting to study where these superstitions come from. Many of them have to do with teaching cleanliness or obedience etc... but other, I just don't know.

Interesting topic.

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