20 bizarre superstitions from around the world and the meaning behind them
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He leaves gifts for children, and only asks for some food and alcohol in return. In exchange for their beautiful songs, they are given sweet treats or a little bit of money. This is one of the most special Spanish Christmas traditions. Pranks are generally harmless. Children take empty cans and string them along a piece of rope. They then drag the cans around, making as much noise as possible.
Christmas Traditions and Customs
This custom is meant to call the attention of the Three Kings, so that they remember to leave the children presents that night. In the Spanish east coast region of Catalonia , children receive presents from a pooping log. Apples are often seen as a good luck food to eat on Christmas, probably part of the reason foods like apple pie are popular around this time of the year. Other common Christmas sweets also bring good luck. It is said that bad luck will befall anyone who refuses mince pie at Christmas dinner.
Also, you will get a month of luck during the next year for each home you eat a mince pie at during the holidays. According to English superstition, eating a plum pudding on Christmas day will lead to friendship in the following year. Of course, these traditions might just be a convenient excuse to eat sweet treats on Christmas. Weather predictions on holidays have always been popular.
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Christmas is no exception to this. Some believe a windy Christmas will lead to good luck through the coming year.
Others say the weather on the twelve days of Christmas determines the weather for the corresponding months in the new year.