The number 13 is lucky in Italy! And Italians believe Friday the 13th is a great day to begin something new and try your luck! Perhaps the perfect day for gambling or even starting a new business venture!
In North America, we try to ward off the evil spirits associated with the spooky, bad luck driven day. A best bet food to eat… Rosemary! Eat foods cooked with Rosemary for good luck! The plant’s powers are even stronger if the plant is a gift!
Although Italy is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, it’s superstitions run deep and through generations! Here are a few:
Never toast with water. (duh)
Never pour wine with your left hand.
Never keep peacock feathers in your home- the devil’s watchful eye. (Evil eye superstitions are huge in Italy, called Malocchio)
Never set shoes on a bed or counter.
Good luck today! If you still aren’t buying it, cook with rosemary!