Silly Superstitious beliefs in the Philippines

Posted in Culture & Tradition on September 25, 2015
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There are lots of Silly Superstitious beliefs in the Philippines. The country itself is a land rich in nature, history and even fictional stories. Filipinos are naturally superstitious. From their ancestors’ time, superstitious stories are well-believed and even today in the modern times, some would still believe in them even if there is no scientific studies provided or related to this beliefs. Some of the superstitious stories made it to the Philippines are even bought to movies-cinema and eventually becoming box-office film. Here are some of the silliest superstitious beliefs Philippines ever had:

1.) Mole in Parts of the Body

mole
Most Filipinos think that in every persons body parts, moles predict on what type of person you are. A mole in the foot would mean that you are an adventurer explorer or a person who always wants to go travel. A mole on the face would mean success in business. A mole in the center of the nose predicts your success in money, but you’ll be unhappy, while a mole in the back means laziness. Where would these predictions come from? Well, this are just one of the silliest superstitions I’ve ever heard.

2.) Dream interpretation

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(Photo from Facebook)

When it comes to dreams, if you ever dream of your teeth falling out, it would mean death of someone you now, and you must counteract it by biting a piece of wood, so that the “curse” would pass along with the family of wood or trees. Doesn’t it sound silly? Poor old wood, poor old tree, it doesn’t have to do anything of these!

3.) New Year belief

(images from tenminutes.ph)

(image from tenminutes.ph)

During New Year's Eve, it is a common Filipino superstitious belief that one will grow taller when he or she will jump the moment the clock strikes at midnight. My sister tried that, and nope, it didn’t work. Poor little sister.

4.) Silverware Mishap interpretation

silverware mishap

When you dropped a fork, that would mean a male visitor will arrive. If you dropped a spoon, a female visitor will arrive. Hey, I dropped my whole set of spoons and fork. Would that mean there’ll be a crowd coming to my doorstep? Another silly belief.

Most elderly won’t allow their grand kids or children sweep the floor during nighttime. They say it would drive away good fortune. Better have a messy floor, but with better fortune, than a clean one with bad luck, eh?

The list is endless, and no matter how many times they alleviate from these beliefs, it can’t deny the fact that it is still part of a Filipino culture.