The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Life  % width posts: 47

Superstitions in Poland


Seanus 15 | 19,706
24 Dec 2008 #31
There is one that I had reaffirmed here today. I still have a dycha (10PLN note) from 24/12/2007 in my wallet. I added another one yesterday (24/12/2008). Apparently, it brings you good luck.

Remember, don't spend that 10PLN in the event of an emergency, it is meant to be kept.
southern 75 | 7,096
4 Apr 2009 #32
Yes,I remember one former polish gf,she told me for example ''if you pass this bridge,you will always be in love with me according to legend'',so damn I had to avoid certain bridges,streets and some other mysterious staff.

Too many superstitions in Poland and in Russia too.And people believe in them.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
5 Nov 2009 #33
Nov 5, 09, 16:14 - Thread attached on merging:
Polish superstitions

Some things like black cats crossing the road and Friday the 13th are universal superstitions. Are there any specifically Polish ones? Isn't the 'nie przez prĂ³g' thing, where you should never shake hands over a threshold, one of them. Another is when you have to return for something you have forgotten, and the superstitious sit down for just a second or two before leaving again.

And then there is not getting married in a month lacking the letter 'r' in Polish, so that eliminates January, February. May,and July. And on Wigilia if the first non-family member to cross the threshold is a female, that spells bad luck for the household.

Know of any others? Do you practice them or have observed them being cultivated?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
5 Nov 2009 #34
I remember when i first came to Poland i once moved a female friends bag from a chair and put it on the ground...this resulted in gasps of horror from all the other women in the room....Of course i should have known that putting a bag on the floor allows all your money to run away...

Since then i have never ever seen a Polish women put a bag on the ground , so it must be a common superstition...
jasondmzk
1 Mar 2012 #35
Merged: Superstition Ain't The Way...

So said Stevie Wonder. But what are some common Polish superstitions? My wife has this thing where she won't allow her purse to touch the ground, lest her "money runs away". And she won't kiss in a doorway. Oh, and if you leave the house, but run back in because you forgot something, you have to sit down for three seconds before departing again.She's otherwise a very rational person. Are these things she does normal? Are Poles generally a very superstitious people?
EM_Wave 9 | 311
1 Mar 2012 #36
Yes, I think so. Many of the Polish women I've banged have told me it is good luck to be with a foreign man.
jasondmzk
1 Mar 2012 #37
I searched before I started this thread. Both "superstitions" and "superstitious". Huh.
princess_gabbyr
26 Feb 2015 #38
During Christmas Poles, or people from Poland, they set out 12 dishes to bring good luck for the next 12 months.
jon357 66 | 16,176
27 Feb 2015 #39
Some do some don't. The number of dishes varies and tends to be a family thing.
White Europe - | 21
12 Sep 2015 #40
Oh, and if you leave the house, but run back in because you forgot something, you have to sit down for three seconds before departing again.

What is supposed to happen if you don't sit down?
Kaczor
14 Feb 2016 #41
This article is stupid, these are superstitions from around the world. Especially elephants with raised trunks (that's an Asian superstition) and traditions about a bride wearing something old, borrowed, blue and new (England, America, Australia, etc).
InPolska 11 | 1,821
14 Feb 2016 #42
Absolutely, Kaczor! Almost all "superstititons" in Poland can be found almost everywhere in Europe. I have noticed that old sayings are usually the same everywhere (at least in Europe).
time1865
15 Dec 2017 #43
How could a simple question about superstitions end up bashing America? lol You need to stop worrying about the United States and enjoy life.

Since the United States has people from around the world we have all their superstitions too. That doesn't mean Poland, or the US, is somehow backward. Many of the superstitions mentioned I have heard from my Polish grandparents. No, I don't believe any of them.
pawian 176 | 13,997
17 Mar 2020 #44
Some things like black cats crossing the road and Friday the 13th are universal superstitions.

I like it when a black cat crosses the street, I treat it as an omen of good fortune. It never failed me.

Are there any specifically Polish ones?

How about a cockade on your car as a lucky symbol? I saw it a few times, especially in the countryside. Even my colleague who comes from the countryside has one on her car.



jon357 66 | 16,176
18 Mar 2020 #45
I like it when a black cat crosses the street, I treat it as an omen of good fortune.

Me too. Normal in Northern England and Scotland. In Poland, however, I know people who really dislike this.
pawian 176 | 13,997
18 Mar 2020 #46
That`s differences between continental and insular Europe. :)
Warasaw_rules
17 Jan 2021 #47
I love Poland my mom lives there I have went there 50 times so far in my childhood :P
I have not met one superstitious person there!


Home / Life / Superstitions in Poland
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.