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A French Superstition: Bread and Bad Luck

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:

The French are a superstitious lot. They have many traditions that predict whether good or bad luck will follow a certain action.

One such superstition states that you should never lay bread on the table upside down. It’s widely known that this action invites bad luck – maybe even the devil, himself. But why? How could upside down bread invite misfortune? What could be the reason behind this belief?

…Continue reading here to discover the history behind this curious French tale. This story has to do with the local baker and the “man of death.”

Via:: The Curious Rambler

      

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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