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Folk superstitions: things that should not be given as gifts for birthday

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A gift for the holiday

Superstitious people find secret signs and warnings in everything, even in ordinary gifts. Most of the signs originated in ancient times, and according to beliefs, a birthday gift can bring not only joyful emotions but also troubles and adversity in the family.

Choosing a birthday gift is always a crucial moment. If you know that the person you're choosing a gift for believes in omens, it's better to be wary of certain options. To know what gifts can have a negative meaning, read the OBOZ.UA article.

Watch

This is one of the oldest folk signs. It is said that watches will bring bad energy into the house and can even lead to health problems. In addition, clocks were considered symbols of family troubles, and most beliefs in different cultures boil down to one thing: a gifted clock "count the hours until parting." In Eastern traditions, it is believed that by giving a watch, you accelerate a person's departure to the afterlife.

Folk superstitions: things that should not be given as gifts for birthday

Knife

Sharp objects should not be given as gifts, especially knives. In the old days, it was believed that an object brought bad luck and misfortune to a family.

Folk superstitions: things that should not be given as gifts for birthday

Handkerchief

It's simple: a handkerchief is considered a symbol of future tears. Such a gift can bring trouble and bad news.

Socks

Socks are a rather dubious, though very practical gift. Women have long had a sign: if you give your man socks, he will leave home for another woman. There is another interpretation. Superstitious people say that if a man's mother gives him socks, his son will get out of her influence, so daughters-in-law often encouraged their mother-in-law to make such an inexpensive and useful gift.

Folk superstitions: things that should not be given as gifts for birthday

Mirror

A mirror can bring health problems, conflicts, troubles in your personal life, as well as money issues or a disaster. Supporters of superstition say that if you give a mirror to young people, this gift will bring quarrels and an early divorce. In addition, according to an ancient belief, a woman who receives a mirror as a gift may lose all her attractiveness and beauty. The mirror has a powerful energy field and is capable of transmitting negativity.

Cookware

When gifting dishes, be sure to check if they are cracked, and it is better to put something on the plates or in the cup, for example, a bill or a kitchen towel.

Folk superstitions: things that should not be given as gifts for birthday

Wallet or bag

You can give wallets and bags as gifts, but on one condition: you must put a bill or a penny inside. Otherwise, they say, money will "leak" out of the house.

Folk superstitions: things that should not be given as gifts for birthday

House slippers

There is a belief that slippers given to an elderly person can mean a quick and sudden death. Therefore, people chose a different gift for grandparents.

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