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A List of Curious French Superstitions

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:

Are you superstitious? Do you avoid things reputed to bring bad luck even if you don’t believe they will – just in case?  Most cultures have their particular ideas about what is lucky or unlucky, and France is no exception. So, I thought that I would share a few curious French superstitions with you. Some are common in other places and some seem unique to France. Which ones have you heard of?

Dog Poo – One of the strangest French superstitions has to do with stepping in doggie doo. If this happens to you, your friend will excitedly ask, “Right or left?” That might seem like an odd question, but the answer is very important to your future

…Continue reading here for Margo’s round-up of strange French superstitions. Then again aren’t all superstitions a little odd? In France, many of these have to do with food and dining. Discover why you never have 13 people at your dinner table in France. Is a broken glass wine lucky? Absolutely don’t spill the salt. The first piece of furniture you move into a home is…

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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