Why you shouldn't drink from someone else's cup: the essence of the superstition
It has long been believed that it is better not to drink from someone else's cup, whether intentionally or accidentally, and this superstition also applies to glasses.
This folk belief was particularly emphasized during winter holidays when large groups gathered for feasts. OBOZREVATEL delved into the question of whether it is acceptable to drink from someone else's cup.
According to longstanding observations, drinking from someone else's cup or glass is thought to entail taking on the problems and troubles of that person. By doing so, you may attract unexpected difficulties, including poor health, setbacks in your career, and conflicts in your personal life.
According to another, more mystical folk perspective, using someone else's dishes can not only bring misfortune but may also require you to bear the consequences of another person's mistakes and misdeeds.
As per beliefs, if you happen to take a glass that is not yours during a feast, it is advised to promptly complete any unfinished tasks. Moreover, it is recommended not to exchange glasses, as doing so may transfer your happiness to another person.
There are many more interesting signs associated with holidays. Spilling a drink on the table is considered a sign of potential conflict with family or a significant other. Accidentally spilling tea, on the other hand, is seen as a sign of good news. Dropping a piece of apple on the floor is believed to signify a forthcoming romantic encounter. Tradition has it to avoid passing the salt shaker around the table to prevent conflicts. Closing bottles of drinks during a banquet is also suggested to ward off financial difficulties in the family.
OBOZREVATEL also told you why you shouldn't give a candle for the holidays.