Philippines is not the only the country that believe in some unfounded beliefs such as "sleeping with wet hair will make you blind" and other stuff. Some of these superstitions were brought to the Philippine shores by the colonizers i.e. Spain,
trade partners, i.e. China.

Some of the superstitions are the "do not types".

1. Do not sweep the floor in the evening. It is believed that you are driving the good luck away.

2. Do not trim or cut nails in the evening. It forebodes death in the family.

3. Do not sleep with wet hair. It will make you blind.

4. Do not sing infront of a stove or cooking range or whatever, if you are a young woman. You'll marry an old man.

Some of the superstitions are kind of the "warning types".

1. When you dream that you lose a tooth, it means that a relative is going to die.

2. When a black butterfly hovers around, it means sad news, death in the family.

3. When you drop a spoon, there will be a lady guest soon, if it is fork, it is male.

4. When a house lizard (butiki) makes its sound near a door, it means there will be a visitor soon, if it is coming from a window,it is you got mail.

5. When a black cat suddenly appears in your pathway, it is bad luck.

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