Widely held beliefs in supernatural influences might be irrational, but they are sure as hell entertaining. It is interesting how there are superstitions we laugh at, but we still knock on wood, fear breaking mirrors, and collect lucky charms.
Superstitions were born because people desperately wanted to explain everything unusual or predict what the future holds. Most of these are connected to fertility, matchmaking, health, or wealth. Femina collected a few lesser-known superstitions Hungarians used to or still believe in around Christmas.
If you are interested in Hungarian superstitions, read our articles about the ones connected to New Year’s Eve: