Italian American Superstitions: which ones do you know?

Feb 13, 2020 464

If you grew up in an Italian-American household, you definitely know a thing or two about Italian American superstitions.  You have very likely been witness to a series of bizarre rituals and beliefs practiced by parents and grandparents. Many of these were never fully explained to us: you just went ahead with them because you were supposed to.

These rituals and superstitions are shrouded in a mist of mystery and time, and have been practiced by Italians for countless generations. Some may seem silly in our modern world, but they are truly a sign of our heritage’s continuity and a link to a long gone past, when ancient pagan traditions had to be modified in order to survive in a Christian world.

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