Easter is coming soon, so it is time to prepare ourselves and make the most of this beloved occasion. Besides the well-known traditions of Easter sprinkling, eating ham, eggs, and sweets at the festive breakfast with the family, there are some superstitions that can bring us good luck, abundance, and love for the whole year. Let’s see the most important dos and don’ts at Easter time in Hungary.
Eat eggs with your loved ones
Hungarians believe that at Easter, we should eat an egg with someone who is extremely close to us. This way, even if we don’t see each other the following year, we will surely find our way back to each other.
Wearing new clothes
Superstition has it that if you wear new clothes at Easter, you will have good luck all year round. So, it is worth getting a few new pieces ready for the spring holidays.
Taking a cool shower
Bathing in cold water on the first day of Easter will keep you fresh and healthy all year round. This superstition is probably the basis for the Easter sprinkling.
Put the leftovers away for the next day
If you have any leftover food at Easter, put it away for the next day, as it is believed that they have magical powers. Similarly, cakes and breads baked at Easter also have supernatural powers, according to superstition.
Besides Easter leftovers, decorated eggs are also believed to have magical powers. Therefore, it is worth preparing some, perhaps as decoration. Those who are looking for love can decorate the festive table with red eggs.
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Accept every invitation
If you receive an invitation at Easter, be sure to accept it, otherwise you will never get another offer like that one, reported Hír.ma.
Don’t wear clothes inside out
It is believed that wearing a piece of clothing inside out at Easter can bring you bad luck for the rest of the year.
According to folklore superstition, it is not advised to consume honey on Easter Sunday and Monday, as it can take away your luck.
Don’t meet any squirrels
Why squirrels? It is not known, however, it is believed that the tiny, cute animal can bring bad luck if it crosses your path at Easter. Besides squirrels, superstition has it that at Easter, you should not take care of any animal, as this activity can bring you bad luck. Still, do not forget to feed your dog or cat during the Easter holidays! 😉
Don’t wash clothes
Leave the unwashed clothes for after the holidays. According to the superstition, you should not wash your clothes at Easter because you will be unlucky and struck by lightning.
Avoid these household chores
On Easter morning, do not sweep in or around the house because you will sweep away your luck with it. Additionally, do not shake out your blanket that day either because it can bring you bad luck.
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