Itchy Feet

“Growing up my parents always used to say: ‘If my feet itched that meant that good luck was coming my way.'”


In what context was this told to you?

“Honestly, I don’t know if it was generally cultural or if it was specifically something Hindu.”


What does the saying mean to you?

“Honestly, doesn’t have any significance now, I mean I just kind of laugh about it sometimes, I guess whenever they bring it up now.”



While the informant doesn’t seem to think this superstition has much importance in his life, it seems as though his family takes this as a sign of good luck. I think that discrepancy represents the important differences between the beliefs of the parents and the children.