A unique part of Louisiana’s heritage and culture are the many superstitions. Yes, like many cultures Louisiana has many superstitions. The roots of these superstitions are sometimes African, Native American, Caribbean, or from the Southern USA in general. If you were #1. Raised in Louisiana or possibly #2 in the Deep South or #3 Family is from Louisiana you’ve heard some of these…
#1. The Broom: There are many superstitions around the broom. I heard as a child, don’t sweep anyone’s foot with a broom, if you do, it is extremely bad luck.
#2. The underwear: In some rural communities in Louisiana, it is said, if a woman wants to keep her man, all she needs to do is bury his underwear in the yard and he will never leave.
#3. Don’t buy a man shoes: Or if you do, he will be walking out the door, for good. (I unfortunately had an ex buy me shoes, please note I said, “ex”)
#4. Borrowing salt is BAD luck: so if your neighbor comes and ask for some salt….
#5. You never put your purse on the floor or you’ll always be broke.
Below are a few more superstitions we received from comments on one of our Facebook Pages.
#6. If a bird found a strand of your hair and use it to build a nest you will go crazy.
#7. Don’t eat out of a pot because you will never get married!
#8. Never walk around with one shoe, you’ll walk someone out of the family, never wear your shirt inside out, if so fix it before noon or you will have bad luck
#9. If your right hand itch, money is coming to you
#10. Don’t put your shoes on the bed
…..comment on what you’ve heard growing up!
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