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If you start to take a look at various habits across the globe you’ll notice that many people believe that some rituals or objects bring them good luck. There are many good luck charms across the globe and the infographic below includes many of them.
In Romania I know that finding a 4 leaves clover is considered to bring good luck – and maybe horseshoes.
What items are considered good luck charms in your country?
As you’ll see below, in the infographic, the cat statue on the counter down the local Chinese takeaway is called maneki-neko and is actually Japanese. Moreover, in China, although associated with occult in the West, bats are considered lucky in this country because they ward off evil.
Sometimes it’s all about perspective – or origin. For instance, walking under a ladder is considered bad luck in the West, while in Egypt ladders are associated with good luck dating back to ancient times.
And did you know that it is common in Poland for people to keep the scales from their Christmas carp in their wallets year round to bring good fortune?
In the end, everyone can agree that luck is important. Sometimes, a bit of luck is all we need! And if a small item can bring luck, why not use it – especially if it does not harm anyone?