Italian Superstition

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• Superstitions are common in Italian culture and may influence daily life. For example; a pinch of salt may be thrown over the left shoulder to ward off bad spirits if salt is spilt.
• Many superstitions originated in ancient history and are based on religious beliefs or communal rites. Other superstitions were developed to encourage prosperity and discourage strife.
• Superstitions are carried on from one generation to the next, and it is often considered safer to believe them, than not to.

Common superstitions believed by Italians include:
• “Malocchio” (meaning Evil Eye)
This is often described as a curse, a look, or comments made, that might tempt a person’s fate by causing them misfortune or injury. To ward off the “evil spirit” one
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