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Pass the Salt Superstition

Main Piece: “It is bad luck to hand someone the salt without setting it down on the table first to break the connection.” Context and Analysis: My informant is a 47-year-old female. She says she first heard this superstition when she was having dinner with a couple of friends.  They were enjoying dinner when one of… Continue Reading »

Venezuelan Salt Passing Superstition

Context: The informant was speaking about niche Venezuelan traditions.   Piece: Informant: The other thing in terms of beliefs is when passing the salt, if someone asks you to pass the salt, you don’t give it to them directly in the hand because it is believed that if you do that you will fight with that… Continue Reading »