Before traveling a person should, apparently, sit on their luggage. (Russian)
Breaking a mirror is said to bring bad luck for 7 years. To "undo" this, take the shards of glass and bury them underneath the moonlight. In ancient times, the mirror was said to be a window to the viewer's soul. If that mirror were to break, it would
Placing keys on a table is considered unlucky. (Sweden)
The superstitious symbolism of a black cat crossing one's path is dependent upon culture: some cultures consider this a sign of impending bad luck, while some cultures consider this a sign of impending good luck.
At times, a horseshoe may be found above doorways. When positioned like a regular 'U' it supposedly collects luck. However, when it is positioned like an upside-down 'U' the luck supposedly drains.
Pirates believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold improved one's eyesight.
Many believe that if all of the candles on a birthday cake are blown out with one breath, while making a silent wish, the wish will come true.
If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.