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SUPERSTITION ( COLLECTOR'S TITLE E ; GOOD LUCK: OBJECTS ( CLASSIFIER'S TITLE )

A STATUE OR PICTURE OF A HORSE IN THE HOUSE BRINGS GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; WESTCHESTER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1

Date learned: 10-26-1968

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NEW YEAR GOOD LUCK TRADITION

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE THE EXCHANGEMENT OF SILVER COINS (USUALLY A SILVER
DOLLAR) IS A SIGN OF GOOD LUCK. WHEN SOMEONE SHAKES YOUR HAND
THEY HAVE THE COIN IN THEIR HAND AND THEY SLIP IT IN YOURS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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GOOD AND BAD LUCK

SATURDAY AFTER NOON YOU SHOULD NOT TOUCH A NEEDLE AND THREAD BECAUSE
IT WILL BRING YOU BAD LUCK

Submitter comment: THIS WAS INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN TO STOP HOUSE WORK TO SOCIALIZE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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BELIEF

PUTTING AN EXTRA CANDLE ON A BIRTHDAY CAKE WILL BRING GOOD
LUCK TO THE PERSON WHO IS CELEBRATING THEIR BIRTHDAY.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
BELIEF -- P647
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.4

Date learned: CA00001950S

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GOOD LUCK OMEN

THE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT WITH HIS TRUNK UP IN THE AIR SHOULD BE
PLACED WITH HIS BACK FACING THE ROOM FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET TALISMAN STATUE ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck P881.1
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.31

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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