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Campari Calendar Sep 2013: Step on A Crack

SEPTEMBER Superstition: Step on A Crack Historically there have been various permutations of this well know superstition: “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” or “Step on a crack and you’ll be abducted by bears”, as well as the belief that the number of cracks you step …

Campari Calendar Aug 2013: Don’t Spill The Salt!

AUGUST Superstition: Don’t Spill the Salt! To spill salt was seen as an extraordinary waste as it was such a high value commodity, and the word ‘salary’ actually comes from the Roman tradition of paying soldiers in salt. The superstition claims bad luck will visit anyone who spills …

Campari Calendar Jul 2013: Bird Flying Into One’s House

JULY Superstition: Bird Flying Into One’s House Historically, when unusual incidents happened it was viewed as an urgent message falling directly from the lips of the Gods and usually a bad sign. Strange behaviour of animals was subsequently a cause for concern and wild birds that tried to …

Campari Calendar Jun 2013: Hats On Beds

JUNE Superstition: Hats on Beds It was believed that evil spirits lived in the hair and that by placing your hat on the bed you would transfer the evil spirits from hair, to hat and then to the bed; Thus allowing the evil spirits to get you at …

Campari Calendar February 2013: 13 Being Unlucky

FEBRUARY Superstition: 13 Being Unlucky: The fear of the number 13 is so pervasive that it is officially known as triskaidekaphobia. There are many thoughts as to why this belief is held including: Witches’ covens traditionally having 13 members and an old legend which says that the first …

CAMPARI CALENDAR 2013: Crossing Black Cats

JANUARY Superstition – BLACK CATS In western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically suspected of being related to witches. Most of western and southern Europe considers the black cat as a symbol of bad luck, especially if one crosses …

CAMPARI CALENDAR 2013: Kiss Superstition Goodbye

MILAN, Nov 13, 2012/ — The Campari Calendar 2013 is based around the number 13, as there is no number in the world that has more magical meanings than number 13, and 2013’s Calendar will explore the various superstitions we have. However, there’s no superstition stronger than self-confidence: …