The richness of the mixture of cultures has also given rise to the various superstitions and beliefs present on the island, which are lost in the haze of time and in the hazards of geography. Its origins are very diverse and range from ancient European beliefs, both Christian and pagan, to which the system of myths of the Yoruba religions was superimposed, which is a religious belief that originates in the regions of West Africa, if you want to know all the mysteries that surrounds the island, don’t hesitate to stay in one of the many villas for rent in Cuba.
Since their birth, Cubans inherit a complex system of more or less superstitious beliefs, which are present in many areas of daily life of Cubans:
- Meteorological phenomena
In this way Cuban mythology is full of beliefs that speak of good and bad omens, below we show you a list of some of the many and curious superstitions that surround the island and its people, for example in Cuba there is still the belief that black cats bring bad luck, but if your curiosity goes beyond, dudes to visit and stay in one of the many villas that Lujo Cuba offers:
In the Cuban tradition, when you do not want something to happen to you, it crosses your fingers, this is how Cubans express their desire to be protected.
Sleeping with stockings
According to the wisdom of older Cubans, sleeping with socks encourages them to call the spirits of those already deceased.
Wiggle the chairs without anyone sitting
This is another thing that you should not do in Cuba, since it’s a sign of bad omen, so it’s believed to attract evil spirits, in addition to invoking bad luck, as it’s a way to incite horror.
Do not leave your clothes upside down when you take it off
It is the grandparents who think that by doing this, all your plans will turn you upside down and you will not be able to carry them out.
Never put a scissors on the bed
On this superstition there are several opinions, and all derive in bad omen, on the one hand some say that all your plans will be broken while others think that it generates quarrels and arguments inside the house, wherever it’s done.
But not all the superstitions in Cuba attract bad luck and bad omens, but there are many others that represent good luck, so if during your stay in one of the villas for rent in Cuba available through Lujo Cuba, you want to attract money, health and love, here we show a small list of good signs, for example:
If you are organizing a major event do not do it on a Tuesday 13
This date is not only a sign of bad luck in Cuba but also in other Latin American countries such as Colombia, Uruguay or Chile, and also happens with Friday the 13th for these days, Cubans often say that in ‘‘Martes 13 ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu familia te apartes’’.
But not all the superstitions in Cuba attract bad luck and bad omens, but there are many others that represent good luck, so if during your stay in one of the villas for rent in Cuba available through Lujo Cuba, if you want to attract all the good; here we show a small list of good signs, for example:
- If a green cricket comes in at home
- If you dream of clean or white clothes
- If you always carry a penny
- If our right hand itch
- If we place a horseshoe behind the entrance door with the tips down
So if your plan is to come to know the island and stay in one of your villas for rent in Cuba, to enjoy all the wonders that this Caribbean country offers, take this list of superstitions into account just in case.